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    No. 40 M. Tennis Falls to No. 30 UNC
     
     

    Chapel Hill, N.C. - The No. 40 NC State men's tennis team was beaten 6-1 by No. 30 North Carolina on Monday, March 15.

    The Wolfpack fought hard, but lost the doubles point to the Tar Heels. Dominic Hodgson and Dave Thomson fell 8-5 to Brennan Boyajian and Ryan Noble. Fernando Banos and and Jaime Pulgar lost to Cam Ahari and Jose Hernandez, 8-3. In what went to the tiebreak Rob Lowe and Frideric Prandecki were beated 9-8 (5) by Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy.

    Rafael Paez was a bright spot in singles play for the Pack, upsetting No. 107 Noble 7-6 (3), 6-3. It was his fifth straight win.

    Lowe lost 6-3, 6-3 to No. 103 Hardy. No. 125 D. Thomson suffered his second loss of the year when No. 97 Boyajian defeated him 6-2, 6-4. No. 94 Pulgar was beaten by No. 49 Donato, 6-4, 6-2.

    Hodgson was beaten by No. 68 Hernandez, 7-5, 6-4. Banos battled back and forth with Andrew Crone, but fell short 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3).

    The Wolfpack moves to 10-3 on the year and 0-1 in the ACC. The Pack travels down to Houston, Texas on Friday, March 19 to take on three opponents in three days. The Pack open with TAMCC on Friday at 9:00 a.m., then play No. 51 Rice on Saturday at noon, and end with Tulane on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

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    Result: No. 30 North Carolina 6, No. 40 NC State 1
     
    Doubles
    1. Clay Donato/Stefan Hardy (UNC) d. Rob Lowe/Frideric Prandecki (NCSU), 9-8 (5)

    2. Brennan Boyajian/Ryan Noble (UNC) d. Dominic Hodgson/Dave Thomson (NCSU), 8-5

    3. Cam Ahari/Jose Hernandez (UNC) d. Fernando Banos/Jaime Pulgar (NCSU), 8-3

    Order of finish: 2,3,1
     
    Singles
    1. No. 49 Clay Donato (UNC) d. No. 94 Jaime Pulgar (NCSU), 6-4, 6-2

    2. No. 68 Jose Hernandez (UNC) d. Dominic Hodgson (NCSU), 7-5, 6-4

    3. No. 103 Stefan Hardy (UNC) d. Rob Lowe (NCSU), 6-3, 6-3

    4. No. 97 Brennan Boyajian (UNC) d. No. 125 Dave Thomson (NCSU), 6-2, 6-4

    5. Rafael Paez (NCSU) d. No. 107 Ryan Noble (UNC), 7-6 (3), 6-3

    6. Andrew Crone (UNC) d. Fernando Banos (NCSU), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3)

    Order of finish: 3,4,1*5,2,6

    1* clinched win


     

     

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