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    Men's Tennis Falls in Regular Season Finale at No. 10 Duke
     
    Sophomore Beck Bond
    Sophomore Beck Bond
     

    April 21, 2013

    Box Score

    DURHAM, N.C. - The NC State men's tennis team dropped its regular season finale at No. 10 Duke, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Ambler Tennis Stadium.

    The Wolfpack (13-9, 6-4 ACC) found itself in an early 1-0 deficit after the Blue Devils (21-4, 9-1 ACC) won all three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Duke's 17th-ranked pair of Michael Redlicki and Jason Tahir collected the first win in doubles as they edged State's Robbie Mudge and Thomas Weigel, 8-5, at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Duke clinched the doubles point when the 60th-ranked tandem of Chris Mengel and Fred Saba defeated the Pack's Beck Bond and Austin Powell, 8-5, at the three spot in the lineup. 

    The matchup at the top spot in the doubles lineup featured a couple of ranked teams. Duke's Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler are ranked No. 2 in the doubles poll, while State's Dave Thomson and Sean Weber are No. 12. The two teams battled throughout the match, but Cunha and Hemmeler emerged victorious, 8-5. 

    In singles play, the Devils' fifth-ranked Cunha defeated Mudge, 6-1, 6-0, at the top spot in the lineup, while the Pack's Weber came up short against 70th-ranked Hemmeler, 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Duke's Saba outlasted Powell, 6-3, 6-2, and Redlicki, ranked 47th in the singles poll, topped State's Thomson, 7-6 (5), 6-4. 

    Duke's Mengel won his match at the five spot in the lineup against Weigel, 7-5, 6-4. In the final match of the day, State's Bond came up short against Tahir, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (6)

    NC State will now await the announcement of the tournament pairings for the ACC Championship starting Thursday, April 25, at the Cary (N.C.) Tennis Park. 


     

     

    Tennis Match Results
    NC State vs Duke
    Apr 21, 2013 at Durham, N.C.
    (Ambler Tennis Stadium)

    #10 Duke 7, #38 NC State 0

    Singles competition
    1. #5 Henrique Cunha (DU) def. Robbie Mudge (NCSU) 6-1, 6-0
    2. #32 Fred Saba (DU) def. Austin Powell (NCSU) 6-3, 6-2
    3. #47 Michael Redlicki (DU) def. Dave Thomson (NCSU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
    4. #99 Chris Mengel (DU) def. Thomas Weigel (NCSU) 7-5, 6-4
    5. #70 Raphael Hemmeler (DU) def. Sean Weber (NCSU) 6-3, 6-2
    6. Jason Tahir (DU) def. Beck Bond (NCSU) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)

    Doubles competition
    1. #2 Henrique Cunha/Raphael Hemmeler (DU) def. #12 Sean Weber/Dave Thomson (NCSU) 8-5
    2. #17 Michael Redlicki/Jason Tahir (DU) def. Thomas Weigel/Robbie Mudge (NCSU) 8-5
    3. #60 Fred Saba/Chris Mengel (DU) def. Beck Bond/Austin Powell (NCSU) 8-5

    Match Notes:
    NC State 13-9; National ranking #38
    Duke 21-4; National ranking #10

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

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