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    Singles Action Begins at ITA Carolinas
    Rob Lowe
    Rob Lowe

    Oct. 15, 2010


    Four NC State men’s tennis players picked up wins in the first round of singles play at the ITA Carolinas Regional on Friday, Oct. 15. Rob Lowe, Julian Sullivan, Dave Thomson and Akash Gujarati all earned victories in straight sets.

    Fourth-seeded Jaime Pulgar and 10th-seeded Dominic Hodgson both received byes in the opening round.

    Lowe topped James Atkinson of The Citadel, 7-6, 6-1, while Sullivan beat out South Carolina’s Harry Menzies, 6-4, 6-2. Dave Thomson defeated Chanon Varapongsittikul from UNC Greensboro, 6-2, 6-2, as Gujarati trumped South Carolina’s Christopher Sheehan, 6-3, 6-2.

    Sean Weber, Rafael Paez, David Chermak and Ivan Sanchez Gomez all fell in singles, while Pulgar and Sanchez Gomez lost in the third round of doubles action, 8-2, to Duke’s Reid Carleton and Henrique Cunha.

    Play will continue tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 16, at the ITA Carolinas Regional.

    ITA Carolinas Regional

    Rob Lowe (NCSU) d. James Atkinson (Citadel), 7-6, 6-1
    Julian Sullivan (NCSU) d. Harry Menzies (USC), 6-4, 6-2
    Alex Wetherell (UNCW) d. Sean Weber (NCSU), 6-1, 7-5
    Alexander Kostanov (USC) d. Rafael Paez (NCSU), 6-0, 6-1
    Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) d. BYE
    Robert Pietrucha (Clemson) d. David Chermak (NCSU), 6-4, 6-3
    Dave Thomson (NCSU) d. Chanon Varapongsittikul (UNCG), 6-2, 6-2
    David Holland (Duke) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez (NCSU), 6-2, 6-2
    Dominic Hodgson (NCSU) d. BYE
    Akash Gujarati (NCSU) d. Christopher Sheehan (USC), 6-3, 6-2

    Reid Carleton / Henrique Cunha (Duke) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez / Jaime Pulgar (NCSU), 8-2



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