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    Men's Tennis Falls to No. 14 Oklahoma in NCAA Championships
    Sophomore Robbie Mudge
    Sophomore Robbie Mudge

    May 11, 2013

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    NORMAN, Okla. - The NC State men's tennis team saw its season come to a close on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Championships after suffering a 4-0 loss to the 14th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. 

    The Sooners gained an early 1-0 advantage in the match after winning the doubles point. Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez teamed up to defeat the Wolfpack's Beck Bond and Austin Powell, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles. Oklahoma clinched the point when Costin Paval and Dane Webb outlasted State's Dave Thomson and Sean Weber at the top spot in the doubles lineup, 8-3. 

    In singles play, the Sooners added to their lead as Alvarez defeated Thomson, 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot in the lineup. Oklahoma's Alcorta followed with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Powell at the second spot in the lineup to push the lead to 3-0 in the overall match.

    Webb clinched the match for Oklahoma with a win at the No. 4 spot in the lineup, as he topped Bond, 6-4, 6-0. 

    While the loss ends the season for the Wolfpack as a team, Thomson and Weber have been invited to play in the NCAA Doubles Championship draw, which will convene from May 23-27 in Urbana, Ill., after the conclusion of the team championship.

    Tennis Match Results
    NC State vs. Oklahoma
    May 11, 2013 at Norman, Okla.
    (Headington Family Tennis Center)

    #14 Oklahoma 4, #39 NC State 0

    Singles competition 
    1. Costin Paval (OU) vs. Robbie Mudge (NCSU) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished 
    2. Guillermo Alcorta (OU) vs. Austin Powell (NCSU) 6-4, 6-1 
    3. Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) vs. Dave Thomson (NCSU) 6-2, 6-1 
    4. Dane Webb (OU) vs. Beck Bond (NCSU) 6-4, 6-0 
    5. Leonard Stakhovsky (OU) vs. Sean Weber (NCSU) 6-4, 4-5, unfinished 
    6. Nick Papac (OU) vs. Simon Norenius (NCSU) 4-6, 6-1, unfinished



    Doubles competition 
    1. Paval/Webb (OU) vs. Weber/Thomson (NCST) 8-3 
    2. Alcorta/Alvarez (OU) vs. Powell/Bond (NCST) 8-1 
    3. Formentera/Papac (OU) vs. Mudge/Norenius (NCST) 6-5, unfinished

    Match Notes:
    Oklahoma 21-6; National ranking #14
    NC State 14-11; National ranking #39

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

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