Two starkly contrasting games, yet the same outcome.
Maybe it was the week of preparation. Maybe it was the victory against a higher-ranked opponent. Or maybe even the atmosphere of a packed Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Only six months ago, freshman Ronnie Schneider and Jack Murray competed against each other in the USTA National Open championship game, in which Schneider was victorious. Now the two are undefeated doubles partners, already bringing home seven wins for North Carolina this season.
UNC men’s tennis coach Sam Paul wasn’t going to sugarcoat his team’s first defeat of the season.
One day. Two opponents. Two victories. The North Carolina men’s tennis team kicked off its 2014 spring season on Friday by dominating a double-header with matches against East Carolina and Wofford.In the first match against the Pirates, the Tar Heels grabbed the lead early and never looked back. The match was played under a new experimental format from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association — which essentially shortens matches using no-ad scoring and a tiebreaker at 5-all in each set.
At the beginning of the fall season, North Carolina men’s tennis player Brett Clark did not expect to receive an invitation to play in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.
After playing through seven matches in five days , sophomore Brett Clark’s run through the ITA Carolinas Regional tournament ended Monday with a 7-5, 6-4 loss in the championship round.
After falling short a week ago at the ITA All-American Championship’s singles draw, junior North Carolina men’s tennis player Ebsen Hess-Olesen was eager to make his return to the court.
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.
As a freshman, Ronnie Schneider is experiencing college tennis for the first time, but he faced a familiar opponent to the North Carolina tennis team.
He was seeded sixth in the tournament and had never taken the court as a member of the North Carolina men’s tennis team — with the No. 5 preseason freshman ranking, Ronnie Schneider knew the expectations were high.
On July 5, North Carolina men’s tennis coach Sam Paul sat on the sidelines as he watched two of his incoming tennis recruits take the court.
The North Carolina men’s tennis team relaxed and focused on its seniors on the way to a 7-0 sweep of Boston College (5-15, 0-10 ACC) Sunday.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the members of the North Carolina men’s tennis team stood in complete silence at UNC’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Slow starts had the North Carolina men’s tennis team playing catch-up as it took on Virginia Commonwealth in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.
At Ohio State, men’s tennis player Nelson Vick didn’t feel he was receiving the playing time his hard work deserved.
After a four-match winning streak against unranked opponents, the No. 37 North Carolina men’s tennis team finally matched up against significant competition.
Though some of the players on the North Carolina men’s tennis team come from across the Atlantic Ocean, they’ve come to call Chapel Hill their second home.