Harvard’s Gritty Men’s Tennis Downs #13 at the start of the ITA

Chapel Hill, North Carolina –Anuj Watan He got here from behind to win the playoff spot because the North Carolina males’s tennis crew beat #13 Harvard 4-1 within the ITA Kickoff Weekend championship recreation on Sunday. The 2 seeded groups performed in entrance of a live-in crowd on the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Middle to cap off an thrilling weekend in Chapel Hill.

After dropping the primary set to Stephen Solar within the fifth, Watan bounced again to win the following two units 6-2 and seal the victory.

With the win, UNC advances to the ITA Nationwide Workforce Indoor Championships February 17-20 in Chicago. The Tar Heels received the ITA Nationwide Indoor title in each 2016 and 2021.

Carolina, ranked No. 17 within the ITA High 25 Ballot, improved to 4-1 this season. Harvard fell to 3-1.

“I’m very pleased with our youth,” stated the coach Sam Paul He stated then. “To begin with, Harvard has an awesome crew. We knew that coming right here. We additionally knew that Oklahoma State [on Saturday] It will likely be a troublesome problem for us. They’ve an awesome coach, they usually’re getting lots higher. Placing two video games collectively, back-to-back like that… I am actually pleased with our guys.

“I am actually pleased with the way in which we fought,” Paul continued. “This time final week, we had a protracted flight house from South Carolina. We had been in fairly good condition, we thought, however issues simply did not go our method. I feel that helped us come into the weekend. I am actually proud.” with males.”

The Tar Heels received the doubles level to start out the afternoon. William Jansen W Carl Pauling 6-3 wins in third over Stephen Solar and Ronan Gachok to start out. Casey Kania And Ryan Segerman He grabbed the spot 6-4 in first place over Daniel Milavski and Waldemar Pape’s 6-4.

Chris Lee He grabbed his first particular person win of the day in sixth place. He trailed 4-1 to start out the primary set earlier than storming again to win 6-4. Then he cruised into the second set, 6-1, to provide Carolina a 2-0 benefit.

After Harvard pulled out a 2-1 victory over Bowling within the fourth, Jansen beat Yachuk 6-4, 6-4 to attain a 3-1 Tar Heels. Watan then received the playoff spot for a punch ticket to Chicago.

Earlier within the day, No. 21 Columbia beat Oklahoma State, 4-0, in an ITA Kickoff comfort recreation in Chapel Hill.

The Tar Heels will probably be again in motion with a pair of huge house video games subsequent weekend once they host Illinois on Saturday at 4 p.m. and TCU on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tennis match outcomes
Harvard vs North Carolina 01/29/2023 at Chapel Hill, NC (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Middle)
#17 North Carolina 4, #13 Harvard 1

Singles contest

1. Brian Cernoch (NC) v. #22 Von der Schulenburg (HAR) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), incomplete.
2. #9 Ryan Segerman (NC) v. #46 Harris Walker (HAR) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 4-3, incomplete
3. Will Jansen (NC) def. Ronan Gaczuk (Har) 6-4, 6-4
4. Daniel Milavsky (Har) def. Carl Pauling (NC) 6-1, 6-4
5. Anuj Watan (NC) def. Stephen Solar (HAR) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Chris Lee (NC) def. Alan Yim (Har) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competitors
1. Casey Kania/Ryan Segerman (NC) def. Daniel Milavsky / Waldemar Pape (Har) 6-4
2. Brian Cernoch/Benjamin Kitai (NC) v. Harris Walker/Von der Schulenburg (HAR) 3-5, incomplete
3. Will Jansen/Carl Pauling (NC) def. Stephen Solar / Ronan Gaczuk (Har) 6-3

Match notes:
Harvard 3-1; Nationwide rating #13
North Carolina 4-1; Nationwide rating #17
Termination order: even (3,1); Singles (6,4,3,5)

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