By Dalton Ray
The number 28 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the University of Louisville men’s tennis team by a score of 4-1 Wednesday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards had early momentum in the match but couldn’t close out and take advantage of the opportunities. They now have an overall record of 5-2.
UNC’s Brett Clark and Brayden Schnur would take an early doubles match with a score of 6-5. Albert Wagner and Chris Simich gave the Cardinals an early edge with a 6-3 win in the two spot. The Cards would take early leads in two matches but could not capitalize. Even with 4-3 and 3-1 leads in each match the Tar Heels would prevail 6-4 and 6-5.
U of L’s Michael Lippens took a win in singles 6-4, 6-0 against Johan Skattum. The Tar Heels would take a 2-1 lead with the next singles match. UNC’s Nelson Vick added to the lead with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Luiz Elizondo on court four. 17th ranked Ronnie Schneider edged U of L’s Wagner 6-5, 6-3.
Chris Simich won his first match 6-4 but fell 4-5 in the second. Alex Gornet lost 6-5 in the first match and was tied 2-2 in the second when the match was suspended. The Cardinals will be in Lincoln next Saturday facing Nebraska.
The University of Louisville women’s tennis team won five of six singles matches to beat visiting Evansville 6-1 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Cards are now 4-2 on the season.
In doubles, the pair of Cassie Pough and Olivia Boesing won 6-1 over Andjela Brguljan and Marina Moreno for the first win. Manuela Velasquez and Elle Stokes won 6-2 over Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic. The number two ranked doubles pair of Rebecca Shine and Julia Fellerhoff outlasted Natasha James and Kelsey Costales for a 6-3 win.
Shine won the first point in singles at beating James 6-2, 6-0. The next point came from Stokes winning 6-3, 6-2 over Brguljan. Freshman Olivia Boesing clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kesley Costales. U of L’s Becky Bodine created more space for the Cards with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mina Milovic. Fellerhoff fought off Trousilova 6-4, 6-4 for the win and sealed the final Cardinal point.