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    Pack Men's Tennis Wins ACC Opener At UNC, 6-1
     
    A picture of the scoreboard after the win
    A picture of the scoreboard after the win
     

    March 15, 2013

    Box Score

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The NC State men's tennis team opened conference play with a resounding 6-1 win at UNC Friday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The Wolfpack claimed the doubles point, before winning five of six matches in singles play. 

    The 12th-ranked doubles duo of Dave Thomson and Sean Weber collected the first win for the Pack, with an 8-6 triumph at No. 1 doubles against Esben Hess-Olesen and Maik Ulrich. The win improved the duo's record to 14-5 on the season, highlighted by an 8-2 mark in dual matches. UNC countered with a win at No. 2 doubles as Nelson Vick and William Parker defeated sophomores Beck Bond and Austin Powell, 8-5.

    The Wolfpack clinched the doubles point with a win at No. 3 doubles as Robbie Mudge and Thomas Weigel topped Brett Clark and Oystein Steiro, 8-6. NC State led the match, 1-0, after winning the doubles point.

    In singles play, Hess-Olesen evened the match score, 1-1, with a 6-2, 6-3 win against Mudge at the No. 1 spot in the lineup. State responded by winning the next five matches in singles to win the match, 6-1. 

    At No. 3 singles, Powell defeated 124th-ranked Clark, 7-6 (4), 6-2, while Bond earned the next win for the Pack to push the lead to 3-1. The sophomore won a tough match against Gores at six singles, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Thomson followed suit with a victory in his match at the No. 4 spot in the lineup against Parker, 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (8). 

    Weber and Weigel collected the final two victories on the day, with wins at the five and four spots in the lineup, respectively. Weber outlasted Steiro in a tough three-set match, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. Weigel defeated Vick, the 110th-ranked player in the ITA polls, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.


     

     

    The Wolfpack will return to action on Sunday, Mar. 17 when it hosts Wake Forest at 2 p.m. 

    Tennis Match Results
    NC State vs North Carolina
    Mar 15, 2013 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
    (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)

    #44 NC State 6, #57 North Carolina 1

     Singles competition 
    1. #28 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) def. Robbie Mudge (NCSU) 6-2, 6-3
    2. Thomas Weigel (NCSU) def. #110 Nelson Vick (UNC) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
    3. Austin Powell (NCSU) def. #124 Brett Clark (UNC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
    4. Dave Thomson (NCSU) def. William Parker (UNC) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (10-8)
    5. Sean Weber (NCSU) def. Oystein Steiro (UNC) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
    6. Beck Bond (NCSU) def. Andrew Gores (UNC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

     Doubles competition 
    1. #12 Dave Thomson/Sean Weber (NCSU) def. Esben Hess-Olesen/Maik Ulrich (UNC) 8-6
    2. Nelson Vick/William Parker (UNC) def. Beck Bond/Austin Powell (NCSU) 8-5
    3. Robbie Mudge/Thomas Weigel (NCSU) def. Brett Clark/Oystein Steiro (UNC) 8-6

    Match Notes:
    NC State 7-5; National ranking #44
    North Carolina 7-7; National ranking #57

    Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,6,4,5,2)

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