Brayden Schnur

UNC Men’s Tennis Star Schneider Ranked No. 10 in Preseason

Entering his senior year, Ronnie Schneider is no longer playing second fiddle to anyone. The UNC men’s tennis star enters 2016 as the No. 10 ranked individual in the nation–just over a month after former teammate Brayden Schnur left school early to turn professional. Schneider reached as high as No. 10 in the polls last February, but hopes to move up the charts as this season progresses. For his career, he has a 90-33 record in singles competition–including a 26-8 mark in 2015-16. Despite Schnur being ranked higher throughout much of the year, Schneider actually went further than any...

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Brayden Schnur Leaving UNC for Professional Tennis

Brayden Schnur will forego his senior season playing tennis at UNC to pursue a professional tennis career. Schnur made the announcement on Twitter and on Monday the university sent a release calling Schnur “one of the greatest players in North Carolina men’s tennis history.” — Brayden Schnur (@brayschnur) July 22, 2016 The Ontario native was the 2014 ITA National Rookie of the Year and Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. That season Schnur also became the first Tar Heel freshman to earn All-America honors in more than 20 years. Schnur went on to be named All-America and...

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Both UNC Tennis Teams Finish in Top 5, Seven Tar Heels Named All-Americans

The season may not have ended exactly according to script for the UNC men’s and women’s tennis teams, but their work was certainly rewarded in the year-end polls. After setting a school record with 31 wins–including 21 straight before its Round of 16 loss to Virginia in the NCAA Tournament–the women’s squad (31-3) was ranked No. 4  in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Women’s Tennis Rankings released on Wednesday. The men’s team finished out the season ranked fifth after making a third straight NCAA Quarterfinal appearance–where the Tar Heels were sent home by Georgia. Hayley Carter was UNC’s highest ranked individual,...

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Tar Heel Men’s Tennis Advances to Third Straight NCAA Quarterfinal

The UNC men’s tennis team isn’t ready to go home just yet. Continuing the best season in program history, the No. 2 Tar Heels defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now halfway home in their quest for the outdoor national championship–after winning the indoor title in February–UNC (28-4) also set a new school record with its 28th win. It was also the third straight 4-0 win for the Tar Heels during the tournament, as they have yet to drop a single team point on their way to the...

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UNC Men’s Tennis Knocks Off Tulane in NCAA Second Round

It’s on to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the No. 3 UNC men’s tennis team. The Tar Heels continued their march toward the National Championship on Sunday, becoming one of 16 teams left standing after their 4-0 victory over the Tulane Green Wave in the second round of the NCAA Team Tournament. Despite a tough challenge from Tulane, which has the nation’s No. 3 ranked player, Dominik Koepfer, UNC’s depth ultimately provided the difference at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center–improving the Tar Heels’ record to 27-4 this season. Tulane finishes its season with a mark of 16-9. The Tar Heel duo of...

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UNC Men’s Tennis Advances Past College of Charleston

Looking to build off its title at the National Indoor Championships last fall, the No. 3 UNC men’s tennis team began its march through the NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 win over the College of Charleston Cougars. The Tar Heels didn’t drop a single set in the match, as they improved to 26-4 this season–ending Charleston’s seven-match winning streak that included its first ever Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Cougars finish the season with a record of 19-7. UNC’s top two players, Brayden Schnur and Ronnie Schneider, helped clinch the doubles point for the Tar Heels by teaming with...

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UNC Men’s Tennis Places 3 in Singles Tournament

Three members of the UNC men’s tennis team will be among the 64 participants in the NCAA Men’s Singles Tennis Championship. The invitations were announced Wednesday. Senior Brett Clark is joined by Carolina juniors Ronnie Schneider and Brayden Schnur in receiving at-large selections to the tournament. Clark will also be taking part in the doubles bracket with sophomore doubles partner Robert Kelly. The singles and doubles tournament will take place following the conclusion of the team championship, in which UNC is the number two overall seed. UCN will host the College of Charleston on May 14 in the first...

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UNC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Rewarded for Strong Play

North Carolina men’s and women’s tennis teams have been honored throughout the week for their play after a strong weekend. The No. 1 Tar Heels men’s team split a weekend in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 4-3 win over No. 3 Virginia on Friday and a loss by the same score to sixth-ranked Wake Forest on Sunday. Carolina junior Brayden Schnur was named ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week by the conference after an undefeated weekend. Schnur and doubles partner Jack Murray won doubles matches against Virginia and Wake. Schnur followed that up with singles victories over...

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UNC’s Schnur Claims ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

UNC junior Brayden Schnur has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Schnur helped Carolina to the program’s first ITA National Team Indoor Championship. The Tar Heels knocked off No. 1 Virginia, which was hosting the tournament, 4-2 on Monday for the championship. That win snapped the UVA streak of 140 consecutive wins over ACC opponents. Schnur earned two wins in the tournament, including one over defending NCAA singles champion Ryan Shane of Virginia. UNC is 10-0 on the season and is now ranked number one in the country in...

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