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    Junior Austin Powell Advanced to the Round of 16 Thursday
    Junior Austin Powell Advanced to the Round of 16 Thursday
     

    Oct. 3, 2013

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    TULSA, Okla. – Junior Austin Powell of the NC State men’s tennis team continued his strong play and posted two impressive victories over top-25 opponents Thursday at the 2013 Saint Francis ITA All-American Championships.

    In the singles main draw opening Round of 64, Powell posted a straight-set win over 24th-ranked Hunter Reese of Tennessee, 6-3, 6-2.

    In his second match of the day, Powell and 10th-ranked Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas battled to a decisive third set, before Powell came from behind in the final frame to upset Hess-Olesen, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-5. Hess-Olesen marks the highest ranked opponent Powell has defeated in his career at State. A product of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Powell advances to Friday’s Round of 16 and will face 36th-ranked Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma.

    In doubles, senior Sean Weber and freshman Nick Horton fought hard against the top-ranked pair of Mikelis Libietis and Reese of Tennessee, but ultimately was edged in the match, 8-6. 

    One round of singles and two rounds of doubles are scheduled to be played Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

    Thursday’s Results
    Singles:
    No. 96 Austin Powell (NCSU) def. No. 24 Hunter Reese (Tenn.), 6-3, 6-2
    No. 96 Austin Powell (NCSU) def. No. 10 Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas), 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-5

    Doubles:
    No. 1 Libietis/Reese def. No. 49 Weber/Horton, 8-6


     

     

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