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    No. 57 Men's Tennis Clipped by No. 46 Indiana
     
    Jaime Pulgar
    Jaime Pulgar
     

    Jan. 22, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -

    No. 57 NC State dropped a 5-2 match at No. 46 Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 22. Jaime Pulgar, ranked No. 61 nationally in singles play, picked up his third win of the spring in straight sets at No. 1 singles.

    The loss sends the Wolfpack to 2-2 on the young season, while the Hoosiers start off at 1-0.

    The Pack won two of three doubles bouts to take the opening tally for the third time on the year. Dominic Hodgson and Julian Sullivan bested Jeremy Langer and Santiago Gruter, 8-6, a No. 1, but the Hoosiers evened things up at No. 2 as Stephen Vogl and Josh MacTaggart beat Pulgar and Dave Thomson, 8-5. Ivan Sanchez Gomez and Sean Weber put NC State over the hump however, topping Claes Goransson and Isade Juneau, 8-6, at No. 3.

    Pulgar gave the Pack a 2-0 lead with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Langer at No. 1, but MacTaggart put the Hoosiers on the board, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 2 by topping No. 82 Hodgson. Gruter then knotted the team score at 2-all with a 6-3, 7-6 win over No. 106 Dave Thomson at No. 3.

    Indiana then took the next two matches off of the court, clinching the team decision. Juneau outlasted Sullivan, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, at No. 5, and Vogl upped Sanchez Gomez at No. 6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Goransson followed by taking down Rafael Paez, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6.

    NC State will resume play next weekend at the ITA Kick-Off in Gainesville, Fla.

    No. 57 NC State (2-2) vs. No. 46 Indiana (1-0), 5-2

    Doubles
    1. Dominic Hodgson / Julian Sullivan (NCSU) d. Jeremy Langer / Santiago Gruter (IU), 8-6
    2. Stephen Vogl/Josh MacTaggart (IU) d. Jaime Pulgar / Dave Thomson (NCSU), 8-5
    3. Ivan Sanchez Gomez / Sean Weber (NCSU) d. Claes Goransson / Isade Juneau (IU), 8-6
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

    Singles     
    1. No. 61 Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) d. Jeremy Langer (IU), 6-4, 6-2
    2. Josh MacTaggart (IU) d. No. 82 Dominic Hodgson (NCSU), 6-3, 7-5
    3. Santiago Gruter (IU) d. No. 106 Dave Thomson (NCSU), 6-3, 7-6
    4. Claes Goransson (IU) d. Rafael Paez (NCSU), 6-7, 7-6, 7-6
    5. Isade Juneau (IU) d. Julian Sullivan (NCSU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
    6. Stephen Vogl (IU) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez (NCSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 4


     

     

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