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Friday August 19th

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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