Wolfpack Falls at No. 5 Virginia
April 11, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NC State men’s tennis team dropped its match at No. 5 Virginia, 6-1, Friday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Wolfpack falls to 13-8 on the campaign with the loss, while the Cavaliers improve to 18-2 on the season and have now won an ACC-record 116 straight conference matches.
Following the United States Tennis Association (USTA) College Matchday format, the match started with singles.
UVa captured the first victory of the afternoon, as Thomas Weigel dropped his match from the No. 4 position against Mac Styslinger, 6-1, 6-2. At the top spot in the lineup, Alex Domijan, the 24th-ranked singles player in the country, defeated junior Robbie Mudge, 6-3, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Austin Powell dropped his match against fourth-ranked Mitchell Frank, 7-6 (4), 6-2, while Ian Dempster captured State’s lone victory in singles from the No. 6 spot in the lineup with a straight-set, 7-5, 6-3, win.
Sophomore Simon Norenius won the first set of his match against No. 43 Ryan Shane, 6-4, before falling in a decisive third set against No. 43 Ryan Shane, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. The loss from Norenius snapped a six match consecutive win streak and sealed the team victory for the Cavaliers.
Nick Horton fought hard in his singles match at the No. 6 position, but fell to UVa’s Justin Shane, 7-5, 7-5.
In doubles, Virginia claimed the match at the No. 2 position, as Domijan and Harrison Richmond defeated Mudge and Weigel, 8-4. State responded with a win at the No. 3 position, as Powell and Norenius captured an 8-6 victory.
At the No. 1 spot in the order, UVa’s duo of Styslinger and Luca Corintell edged Horton and Weber, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point for the Cavaliers.
Up next, the Pack will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to face No. 42 Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.