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    No. 56 Men's Tennis Wins at Penn State, 4-3
     
    Julian Sullivan
    Julian Sullivan
     

    Feb. 5, 2011

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -

    Three singles wins and the doubles point led No. 56 NC State to a 4-3 win at Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 5. The victory moves the Wolfpack to 4-3 on the year, while the Nittany Lions slip to 3-2.

    The Pack grabbed the doubles tally to open the morning with an early advantage, as Jaime Pulgar and Dave Thomson downed Russell Bader and Chris Young, 8-3,while Dominic Hodgson and Julian Sullivan topped Eddie Bourchier and Jason Lee, 9-7.

    Penn State tied the team score at 1-all with the first match off the court in singles, as Bader came from behind to beat Ivan Sanchez Gomez, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.Bryan Welnetz then handed the Nittany Lions the team lead by downing No. 106 Thomson after dropping the first set, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

    No. 82 Hodgson picked up a come-from-behind victory of his own, tying the team score with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Lee. No. 61 Pulgar then put the Pack a point away from taking the match with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, win over Bourchier, before Sullivan clinched it with 6-2, 6-3, straight-set walloping of Young.

    Rob Lowe fell to Chris Hasyn to end the day, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (13-11).

    NC State will resume action next weekend at home, taking on Northwestern (Feb. 11) and South Carolina (Feb. 13).

    No. 56 NC State (4-3) d. Penn State (3-2), 4-3

    Doubles
    1. Dominic Hodgson / Julian Sullivan (NCSU) d. Eddie Bourchier / Jason Lee (PSU), 9-7
    2. Jaime Pulgar / Dave Thomson (NCSU) d. Russell Bader / Chris Young (PSU), 8-3
    3. Chris Hasyn / Bryan Welnetz (PSU) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez / Sean Weber (NCSU), 8-7
    Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

    Singles
    1. No. 61 Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) d. Eddie Bourchier (PSU), 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
    2. No. 82 Dominic Hodgson (NCSU) d. Jason Lee (PSU), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
    3. Bryan Welnetz (PSU) d. No. 106 Dave Thomson (NCSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
    4. Russell Bader (PSU) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez (NCSU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
    5. Julian Sullivan (NCSU) d. Chris Young (PSU), 6-2, 6-3
    6. Chris Hasyn (PSU) d. Rob Lowe (NCSU), 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (13-11)
    Order of finish:  4, 3, 2, 1, 5, 6


     

     

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