Austin Powell looks to extend his six-match winning streak
Dave Thomson and Sean Weber advanced to the finals in doubles play
Maciek Sykut will join the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach
Maciek Sykut enters his second season as part of head coach Jon Choboy's staff as volunteer assistant coach of the men's tennis team. He was named to the position at NC State on Aug. 24, 2012.
In his inaugural campaign on the Wolfpack staff in 2012-13, Sykut assisted the squad to a 14-11 overall record, a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament and a No. 35 listing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) final national rankings. State finished the season fourth overall in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) play, which marked the squad's highest overall finish since the 1980 season. Sykut assisted in leading the doubles tandem of Dave Thomson and Sean Weber to the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship, as the duo completed the season with a 19-12 overall record and a No. 25 ranking in the final ITA doubles ledger.
Sykut played collegiately at Florida State, where his 175 combined victories ranks third in program history, recording 93 in singles play and 82 in doubles. His 93 singles wins ranks second all-time for a Seminole player, while his 82 doubles victories are fifth most in school history. He recorded more than 20 wins in three different seasons throughout his career and posted 28 wins as a senior, which ranks as the ninth-best single season tally in Seminole program history.
A native of Warsaw, Poland, Sykut immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was seven, settling in Florida. As a prep player for Marathon High School, Sykut captured the state 1A singles title.