Elon Men’s Tennis Phoenix Concludes Day One of ITA Kickoff Weekend

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- The Elon University men’s tennis team came up short against #4 North Carolina (4-0) on Saturday, Jan. 25.

In singles, Jacob Bicknell took an early 2-0 lead against Simon Soendergaard. The senior eventually fell 7-5 in set one prior to the match being called.

The Phoenix will end the weekend with a 10 a.m. match against Old Dominion at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Sunday, Jan. 26.


1. William Blumberg (UNC) def. Kyle Frankel (ELON) 6-0, 6-0
2. Rinky Hijikata (UNC) vs. Nicholas Condos (ELON) 6-3, 1-1, unfinished
3. Brian Cernoch (UNC) def. Camilo Ponce (ELON) 6-0, 6-0
4. #82 Josh Peck (UNC) vs. Chung-Han Tsai (ELON) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
5. #82 Simon Soendergaard (UNC) vs. Jacob Bicknell (ELON) 7-5, 1-0, unfinished
6. Mac Kiger (UNC) def. Sam Dively (ELON) 6-1, 6-1

1. William Blumberg/Brian Cernoch (UNC) def. Kyle Frankel/Camilo Ponce (ELON) 6-1
2. #7 Mac Kiger/Simon Soendergaard (UNC) def. Chung-Han Tsai/Nicholas Condos (ELON) 6-2
3. Benjamin Sigouin/Rinky Hijikata (UNC) vs. Jacob Bicknell/Sam Dively (ELON) 5-2, unfinished