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

Kiger and Soendergaard highlight weekend for UNC men's tennis


In the second round, Kiger and Soendergaard came up against Memphis's David Stevenson and Oscar Cutting, who they defeated in three sets. They won the first set 6-4, dropped 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 matchup, Kiger and Soendergaard faced Ryan Dickerson and Matias Soto of Baylor, who they defeated in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the semifinals 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, dropping in three sets 4-6, 6-0 and 1-0.

In singles, Peck lost his first match in the singles bracket to No. 44 Sven Lah of Baylor 6-3, 6-3. He then faced Mississippi State's Gregor Ramskogler in the consolation draw, where he fell 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 of his singles bracket, defeating Richmond's John Walsh, Radford's Rodrigo Magalhaes, and Mercer's Hugo Lobo en route to the final where he faced Coastal'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 at Tennessee Tech University.

Who stood out?

Kiger and Soendergaard's upset of the top-seeded doubles team at the ITA Fall Nationals was the Tar Heels' most impressive performance of the weekend, as well as their run to the semifinals.

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, when the Buckeyes held the No. 1 ranking.

When do they play next?

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


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