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Thursday October 21st

Mens Tennis


Hess-Olesen, Schneider satisfied with performances

The performances of junior Esben Hess-Olesen and freshman Ronnie Schneider at the ITA All-American Championship’s singles draw can’t be based simply on the marks in the win column. Despite both of the North Carolina tennis players falling to the same competitor — Baylor’s Julian Lenz — in the main draw, Schneider’s defeat of two nationally ranked opponents and Hess-Olesen’s return to the courts after an injury, left them with positive feelings as they departed Tulsa, Okla. “Obviously you have to be disappointed when you lose when you’re a competitor,” Hess-Olesen said. “But looking at the way I played, I’m satisfied with my level of tennis.” In his first match against No.38 Lenz, No.

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UNC men's tennis sweep Saturday action

No. 23 North Carolina finished a long doubleheader day at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Saturday with two team victories and without conceding a single match. The men’s tennis team shut down Navy 4-0 early in the day and then held off James Madison 7-0 later in the evening to cap off a near-12-hour day of tennis. The long day gave the Tar Heels an opportunity to demonstrate their strength and stamina throughout the roster.

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Men's tennis concludes season at Big Jim Russell Invitational

The North Carolina men’s tennis team had a rough outing as the hosts of the Big Jim Russell Memorial Invitational this past weekend in Chapel Hill with a 7-8 singles record and 2-7 doubles record. The inaugural tournament honoring long-time NCAA and ITA tournament official Jim Russell,who recently passed away, featured 24 players representing five schools.

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NCAA considers tennis changes

The NCAA tennis tournaments weren’t televised last spring. So the association, instead of reworking its agreement with ESPN or changing its marketing strategy, decided the tennis championship itself needed a makeover.

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