On Friday, UNC’s men’s tennis team (8-5) traveled to Coral Gables, Florida to compete against Miami in a huge road trip for the Tar Heels, as they won 4-0.
The two teams were slated for a huge matchup as both squads have solidified themselves as two of the top teams in the ACC as well as the nation.
In the end, the Tar Heels came out victorious with an overall score of 4-0. UNC topped the Hurricanes in three out of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches, while the rest of the matches were deemed unfinished.
North Carolina was ranked 31st in the nation ahead of their match against the 24th-ranked Miami and proved that they are even better than that.
Everyone played a significant role in the Tar Heels’ win this weekend, including seniors Mac Kiger and Henry Lieberman as well as sophomore Logan Zapp, each of them earning a solid victory in their respective singles matches. All three of the athletes just needed two sets to do so and had control of their matches from start to finish.
Who stood out?
The biggest keys to the Tar Heels’ success this weekend were the performances by senior Mac Kiger in both singles and doubles. Kiger dominated his singles opponent in two straight sets 6-4, 6-1 to help North Carolina seal the win. Additionally, as the No. 8 duo in the nation, Kiger played alongside senior Brian Cernoch, and came up victorious against Miami 6-4.
Mac Kiger’s play was nothing short of impressive against one of the best teams out there and was integral in the Tar Heels’ win this weekend.