Tennis Kiger and Soendergaard highlight the weekend for UNC men's...

Kiger and Soendergaard highlight the weekend for UNC men's tennis


In the second round, Kiger and Soendergaard came against Memphis's David Stevenson and Oscar Cutting, who they defeated in three sets. They won the first set 6-4, lost the second set 3-6 and won the third by 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the event on Friday.

In their quarterfinal match against Kiger and Soendergaard against Ryan Dickerson and Matias Soto of Baylor, which they defeated in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Waiting for Kiger and Soendergaard in their semifinal matchup was the eighth seed of Robert Cash and John McNally of Ohio State. There, the Tar Heels were knocked out of the tournament, falling to three sets 4-6, 6-0 and 1-0.

In singles, Peck lost his first match of the singles bracket to No. 44 Sven Lah of Baylor 6-3, 6-3. Then he faced Mississippi State’s Gregor Ramskogler in the consolation draw, falling 6-2, 5-7, 7-6.

Back in North Carolina, two Tar Heels competed in the Wake Forest Fall Invitational. Ladd Harrison and Mark Dillon competed in the singles bracket and competed together in the doubles bracket.

Harrison reached the final in his singles bracket, defeating Richmond's John Walsh, Radford's Rodrigo Magalhaes and Mercer & # 39; s Hugo Lobo in route to the final, where he defeats the Coast's Daiki Tanabe. Ladd was swept in two sets, losing 7-5, 6-4.

In Dillon's first singles match, he faced Wofford's Bryce Keim, who fell 6-3, 6-4.

In their first matchup in the doubles bracket, Harrison and Dillon lost 6-4 of Tennessee Tech University.

Who stood out?

Kiger and Soendergaard's upset over the top-seeded double team at the ITA Fall Nationals was the Tar Heels & # 39; s most impressive performance of the weekend as well as their run to the semi-finals.

Why does it matter?

Kiger and Soendergaard's loss in the semifinals came at the hands of Ohio State. The Tar Heels defeated the Buckeyes last season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament as the Buckeyes held the No. 1 ranking.

When will they play next?

The Tar Heels are back in action in January to begin their spring indoor schedule.


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