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    No. 44 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 10 UNC, 5-2
     
     
    Chapel Hill, N.C. - The No. 44 NC State men's tennis team fell to No. 10 North Carolina, 5-2, on Wednesday, April 2, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tarheels swept the doubles, and took four of the singles matches over the Pack. The loss puts the Pack at 11-9 (4-3 ACC) this season, and UNC is now 15-3 (5-0 ACC).

    NC State dropped a pair of tightly contested doubles matches at No. 2 and No. 3 as it lost the doubles point for the seventh time in 20 matches this season.

    At the top spot, the Wolfpack's No. 9 duo, Jay Weinacker and James McGee, fell, 8-2, to the Tar Heels 10th-ranked duo.

    James McGee and Christian Welte had their opportunity to level the match at No. 2, but lost, 9-7, to No. 42 Hardy/Donato from UNC. Chermak and Stephens lost, 8-6, at No. 3, as the Pack was swept in doubles for just the second time all year.

    In the first singles match to finish, Welte fell to No. 83 Kearney, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 4, and Cavaday followed with a loss to No. 73 Hardy, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2.

    Will Plyler secured the win for the Tarheels, defeating Chermak, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6.

    Weinacker grabbed the first singles win for the Pack, taking down Donato, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3, and improving his individual ACC record to 5-2.

    No. 64 McGee's 6-0 ACC winning streak was stopped in a third-set tie-break by Benjamin Carlotti, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(13), at No. 1. Stephens improved to 7-0 in ACC play with a win over Fogleman, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(14), at No. 5.

    The Pack continues its road trip, heading to Miami on Friday, April 4 to take on the Hurricanes. The match will begin at 3 p.m.


    No. 10 North Carolina def. No. 44 NC State, 5-2

    DOUBLES

    No. 1 - #10 Fogleman/Kearney (UNC) def. #9 Cavaday/Weinacker (NCSU) - 8-2
    No. 2 - #42 Hardy/Donato (UNC) def. McGee/Welte (NCSU) - 9-7
    No. 3 - Stone/Heinrich (UNC) def. Chermak/Stephens (NCSU) - 8-6
    Order of finish: 1,2,3

    SINGLES
    No. 1 - Benjamin Carlotti (UNC) def. #64 James McGee (NCSU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(13)
    No. 2 - #73 Stefan Hardy (UNC) def. Nick Cavaday (NCSU), 6-1, 6-4
    No. 3 - Jay Weinacker (NCSU) def. Clay Donato (UNC), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
    No. 4 - #83 Chris Kearney (UNC) def. Christian Welte (NCSU), 6-2, 6-3
    No. 5 - Derek Stephens (NCSU) def. Taylor Fogleman (UNC), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (14)
    No. 6 - Will Plyler (UNC) def. David Chermak (NCSU), 6-3, 6-4
    Order of finish: 4,2,6*,3,5,1
    *clinched the match



     

     

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