No. 22 North Carolina squeezes Wake
Tar Heels trip up two nationally ranked Deacons in win
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sam Paul recorded his 300th victory as head coach at North Carolina as his Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest 4-3 Sunday at Hanes Park.
With the win, No. 22 North Carolina (7-4) moved to 2-0 in the ACC following two road victories against in-state rivals. No. 34 Wake Forest dropped to 6-6 (0-2 ACC).
Paul was pleased with his team's play.
"It was a great win for us [Sunday]," Paul said. "To beat a good team like Wake Forest on their home court is just great. It's been a good weekend for our guys."
North Carolina clinched the point for the second time in as many matches behind wins at No. 1 and 3 doubles. Brennan Boyajian and Jose Hernandez, ranked No. 22 nationally, took out Danny Kreyman and Jonathan Wolff 8-4 at No. 1. Cameron Ahari and William Parker clinched the point with an 8-6 win against Tripper Carleton and Adam Lee down at No. 3.
Iain Atkinson brought the Demon Deacons even in the match when he beat Stefan Hardy at No. 3, but it was all North Carolina from there. Boyajian continued his impressive play in the two spot with a 6-2, 6-2 upset of No. 70 Jonathan Wolff. His doubles teammate Hernandez, ranked 35th, followed with a victory at the top flight, dispatching No. 88 Tripper Carleton 6-4, 6-4.
William Parker, who faltered Friday against NC State, clinched the match with a win at No. 5 against Adam Lee.