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    No. 33 Men's Tennis Advances Over No. 42 W&M, 4-0
     
     
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The No. 33 NC State men’s tennis team downed No. 42 William & Mary, 4-0, on Thursday, March 15 in the first round of the Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The Pack took the doubles point to open play, then won three singles bouts to clinch the match and advance to the second round. With the win, the Pack moves to 14-1 on the season, while the Tribe falls to 11-7.

    Colin O’Brien and Richard Wardell won the first doubles match at No. 2 over James McGee and Jay Weinacker, 8-5, to give William & Mary an early lead. The Pack, however, would not be denied. Christian Welte and Ben Zink topped Kavi Sud and Alex Zuck, 8-6, at No. 3 to even the score, before Nick Cavaday and William Noblitt beat Alex Conjanu and Keziel Juneau, 9-8 (3) to collect the doubles point for State. Cojanu and Juneau entered the match as the No. 25 tandem in the nation.

    Welte gave the Pack its second point at No. 6 singles, besting Wardell, 6-0, 6-1. Noblitt then downed Marwan Ramadan, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 4. Weinacker sealed the deal for NC State with a defeat over Zuck, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5.

    When play was halted Andre Iriarte was leading Juneau, 0-6, 6-2, 2-1, at No. 3, and No. 79 O’Brien was ahead of McGee, 6-3, 5-5. No. 114 Cojanu was slightly ahead of Cavaday, 6-3, 4-4, at No. 1.

    The Pack will return to the courts at the Blue Gray Classic tomorrow, Friday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. EST. NC State will take on the winner of today’s match between No. 14 Alabama and No. 50 Louisville.

    No. 33 NC State d. No. 42 William & Mary, 4-0
    Doubles

    1. Cavaday/Noblitt d. No. 25 Cojanu/Juneau (W&M), 9-8 (3)
    2. O’Brien/Wardell (W&M) d. McGee/Weinacker, 8-5
    3. Welte/Zink d. Sud/Zuck (W&M), 8-6
    Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1*

    Singles

    1. No. 114 Cojanu (W&M) vs. No. 35 Cavaday, 6-3, 4-4, suspended
    2. No. 79 O’Brien (W&M) vs. McGee, 6-3, 5-5, suspended
    3. Iriarte vs. Juneau (W&M), 0-6, 6-2, 2-1, suspended
    4. Noblitt d. Ramadan (W&M), 6-1, 6-2
    5. Weinacker d. Zuck (W&M), 6-4, 6-4
    6. Welte d. Wardell (W&M), 6-0, 6-1
    Order of Finish: 6, 4, 5*

     

     

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