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Men's Tennis Upsets No. 7 North Carolina

Final Results

THE FLATS —  The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (7-6, 2-2) defeated No. 7 North Carolina, 4-3 on Friday night at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

The Jackets entered singles trailing 1-0 after the Tar Heels clinched the doubles point.

In singles, both Phillip Gresk and Brandon Freestone picked up early wins for the Jackets.

Gresk defeated No. 40 Benjamin Sigouin, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, while Freestone topped Simon Soendergaard, 6-2, 6-2.

Carlos Divar fell to No. 47 William Blumberg in an epic three set battle, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 and Chris Yun dropped his match to No. 82 Brian Cernoch, 6-1, 6-2.

With the Jackets trailing the Tar Heels 3-2, the Jackets needed to win the remaining two matches to earn the victory.

Andrew Li topped No. 107 Josh Peck, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) and Pablo Schelcher defeated Blaine Boyden, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, to clinch the match for the Jackets.

On the season, the Jackets are now 7-1 at home with wins over No. 7 North Carolina and No. 21 Florida State.

The Jackets will be back in action on Sunday, March 17th at home against Duke.

Singles competition
1. #47 William Blumberg (UNC) def. #30 Carlos Divar (GT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
2. Phillip Gresk (GT) def. #40 Benjamin Sigouin (UNC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Andrew Li (GT) def. #107 Josh Peck (UNC) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
4. #82 Brian Cernoch (UNC) def. Chris Yun (GT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Pablo Schelcher (GT) def. Blaine Boyden (UNC) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
6. Brandon Freestone (GT) def. Simon Soendergaard (UNC) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #44 William Blumberg/Blaine Boyden (UNC) def. Carlos Divar/Phillip Gresk (GT) 6-1
2. Mac Kiger/Simon Soendergaard (UNC) def. Chris Yun/Joseph Gandolfo (GT) 6-2
3. Andrew Li/Zummy Bauer (GT) vs. Josh Peck/Brian Cernoch (UNC) 2-5, unfinished

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