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North Carolina and Baylor each picked up wins on Monday afternoon with North Carolina getting it done on the road while Baylor won at home. North Carolina went to Nashville and took out Vanderbilt 6-1 despite playing without its No. 1 Ronnie Schneider. UNC took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then the Heels took three of five opening sets at Vandy’s five court indoor facility. William Blumberg, Robert Kelly, and Bo Boyden won in straight sets at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5 while Vanderbilt picked up a straight set win from Cameron Klinger at No. 2. In the final two courts to finish North Carolina’s Jack Murray won in three sets at No. 4 while Arturo Schmidt won in a third set supertiebreak at No. 6

#4 UNC 6, #27 Vanderbilt 1
Feb. 27, 2017 Currey Tennis Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Doubles competition
1. #16 Blumberg/Kelly (UNC) d. Binet/Klinger (VU), 6-3
2. Murray/Soendergaard (UNC) vs. McPhee/Rowe (VU), 5-3 UF
3. Boyden/Kodali (UNC) def. Virtanen/Baker (VU), 6-3
Singles competition
1. #107 William Blumberg (UNC) d. #114 Daniel Valent (VU), 7-5, 6-2
2. #61 Cameron Klinger (VU) d. Simon Soendergaard (UNC), 6-2, 6-3
3. #67 Robert Kelly (UNC) d. Baker Newman (VU), 7-6(6), 6-2
4. Jack Murray (UNC) d. Lachlan McPhee (VU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
5. Blaine Boyden (UNC) d. Billy Rowe (VU), 6-3, 7-5
6. Arturo Schmidt (UNC) d. Panu Virtanen (VU), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-5)
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles 2,1,3,5,4,6
Records: UNC 12-1, Vanderbilt 8-4 


In Waco, Baylor overcame the loss of the doubles point to defeat Central Florida 4-2. Baylor’s Will Little tied the match at 1-1 with a straight set win at No. 5 and Johannes Schretter put the Bears ahead with a straight set win at No. 3 but UCF’s Danny Kerznerman answered with a straight set at No. 6 to tie the match at 2-2. Jimmy Bendeck made it 3-2 with a straight set win at No. 4 and Juan Benitez clinched the match with a 6-2, 5-7, 76-3 win over Korey Lovett at No. 1. 



#11 Baylor 4, #48 UCF 2
Feb 27, 2017 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #13 Juan Benitez (BU) def. #93 Korey Lovett (UCF) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
2. Harrison Richmond (UCF) vs. #39 Max Tchoutakian (BU) 2-6, 6-3, *4-3, unfinished
3. #50 Johannes Schretter (BU) def. Enrique Paya (UCF) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Chris Barrus (UCF) 6-3, 7-5
5. Will Little (BU) def. Kalman Boyd (UCF) 6-4, 6-0
6. Danny Kerznerman (UCF) def. Constantin Frantzen (BU) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Mariano Porter/Harrison Richmond (UCF) def. Max Tchoutakian/Johannes Schretter (BU) 6-2
2. Juan Benitez/Constantin Frantzen (BU) vs. Korey Lovett/Danny Kerznerman (UCF) 5-5, unfinished
3. Chris Barrus/Enrique Paya (UCF) def. Jimmy Bendeck/Will Little (BU) 6-4
Match Notes
UCF 6-4; National ranking #48
Baylor 11-2; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,3,6,4,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Baylor’s recap
“It was not a great start for us. Before the season we knew we were going to have to win matches without the doubles, but they jumped on us. We didn’t do a very good job honestly. It is hard to watch us come out and be so flat. I am not really sure why, but it is something we have got to fix. We have to be better.” – head coach Matt Knoll on the doubles point
“To our credit we came out in singles and got rolling. I thought we competed really well. Most of our guys were locked in and battled hard. They looked like Baylor Bears out there playing. To bounce back when your back is against the wall is a good sign.” – Knoll on singles and the win
Post-Match Quotes from UCF’s recap
“I am really proud of the fight we had in us today,” said head coach John Roddick. “Our level of play was very good. We competed extremely well against a very good Baylor team.”
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Projected Men’s Top 5
1. Ohio State 82.49
2. Virginia 81.42
3. Wake Forest 74.71
4. Oklahoma 63.65
5. Oklahoma State 62.37
Projected Women’s Top 5
1. Florida 90.26
2. Ohio State 85.20
3. North Carolina 70.41
4. Michigan 58.10
5. Georgia Tech 57.88

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