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 group beat #13 Harvard 4-1 within the ITA Kickoff Weekend championship sport 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 subsequent two units 6-2 and seal the victory.

With the win, UNC advances to the ITA Nationwide Crew Indoor Championships February 17-20 in Chicago. The Tar Heels gained 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 happy with our youth,” stated the coach Sam Paul He stated then. “Initially, Harvard has an awesome group. We knew that coming right here. We additionally knew that Oklahoma State [on Saturday] It is going to be a tricky problem for us. They’ve an awesome coach, they usually’re getting so much higher. Placing two video games collectively, back-to-back like that… I am actually happy with our guys.

“I am actually happy with the best way we fought,” Paul continued. “This time final week, we had a protracted flight dwelling from South Carolina. We have been in fairly fine 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 gained 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 offer 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 gained 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 sport in Chapel Hill.

The Tar Heels shall be again in motion with a pair of massive dwelling 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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