Chapel Hill, North Carolina –Anuj Watan He got here from behind to win the playoff spot because the North Carolina males’s tennis workforce 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 Group 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. “To begin with, Harvard has an excellent workforce. We knew that coming right here. We additionally knew that Oklahoma State [on Saturday] It is going to be a troublesome problem for us. They’ve an excellent coach, and so they’re getting loads 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 had been in fairly good condition, we thought, however issues simply did not go our means. I believe 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 present 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 recreation in Chapel Hill.
The Tar Heels might be again in motion with a pair of huge dwelling video games subsequent weekend once they host Illinois on Saturday at 4 p.m. and TCU on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
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Harvard vs North Carolina 01/29/2023 at Chapel Hill, NC (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Middle)
#17 North Carolina 4, #13 Harvard 1
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
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
Harvard 3-1; Nationwide rating #13
North Carolina 4-1; Nationwide rating #17
Termination order: even (3,1); Singles (6,4,3,5)