Weinacker Breaks Record as No. 34 Pack Beats 49ers
RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior Jay Weinacker broke the NC State men's tennis singles record with his 96th career win, a decisive 6-0, 6-3, victory over Charlotte's Mike Anders at the No. 1 spot in the Pack's first match of a double-header on Sunday, Feb. 22. The No. 34 Pack swept the doubles matches and then won five of singles matches to defeat Charlotte, 6-1, in Raleigh, N.C. at the JW Isenhour Tennis Center. The Pack improves to 5-5 on the season, and Charlotte falls to 1-5.
NC State began the match by sweeping all three doubles bouts to earn the early lead. Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan defeated Moritz Bernhoerster and Chris Huynh, 8-3, at No. 1. Junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe overpowered Mike Anders and Mirza Beciragic, 8-4, at No. 3 to secure the doubles point for the Pack. Within seconds of the NO. 3 doubles team finishing, the No. 38 pair of Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar defeated Jesse Hutchinson and Charlie Martin-Lecamp, 8-3, at No. 2 to complete the sweep.
No. 89 Weinacker was the first to complete his match, and break the school record in the process, with a 6-0, 6-3, win over Anders at No. 1. Senior Derek Stephens soon followed, dominating Ricardo Cuellar, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3.
No. 91 Welte took down Bernhoerster, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 2 to lock in the win for the Pack. Sullivan followed with a 6-2, 6-3, win over Anthony Davison at No. 4. Sophomore David Chermak overcame a 4-1 deficit in his second set to defeat Martin-Lecamp, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 5. Freshman Justin Jendruch fell to Beciragic, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0(10-7), at No. 6.
The Pack will face UNC Greensboro later this afternoon at the JW Isenhour Tennis Center.
No. 34 NC State d. Charlotte, 6-1