Powell Falls in NCAA Singles Championship
May 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Junior Austin Powell of the NC State men’s tennis team saw his season come to an end Wednesday afternoon, as he was defeated by Jonny Wang of Southern California, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Singles Championship.
In the first set, Powell was able to break Wang’s serve to take a 3-1 lead, but Wang was able to win the next four games to go up a break and take a 5-3 lead. Wang served out the set two games later to win the first frame, 6-4.
Wang opened the second set by winning the first four games to take an early 4-0 advantage. However, Powell battled back by taking three of the next four games before Wang ultimately won the match, 6-4, 6-3.
Powell concludes his season with a team-best 24 victories, including five against nationally ranked opponents.