Former North Carolina men’s tennis player Nicholas Monroe claimed a 6-3, 7-5 first round victory over Slovak Martin Klizan and Austrian Dominic Thiem alongside his doubles partner Simon Stadler Tuesday at the French Open in Paris.
The Chapel Hill resident and 2004 graduate of the University will now face the thirteenth-seeded pair of Dutchman Jean-Julian Rojer and Romanian Horia Tecau in the second round along with his playing partner.
Monroe turned professional in 2004 following graduation and is currently ranked 62 in the doubles world rankings.
The 32-year-old snagged his first ATP title in his career with Stadler at the 2013 Swedish Open.
While at UNC, Monroe earned All-American recognition and was named Carolina’s Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2004.
You can follow Monroe’s up-to-the-minute progress in the second grand slam of the year at rolandgarros.com.