April 7, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -
The No. 67 NC State men’s tennis team will wrap up the home portion of its schedule this weekend. The Wolfpack will take on No. 1 Virginia on Friday at 3 p.m., before facing No. 38 Virginia Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matches will take place at Pullen Park.
Sunday will serve as Senior Day for both David Chermak and Rob Lowe. Chermak, a native of Raleigh, owns 20 singles and 15 doubles victories for his career. Lowe, a product of Pershore, U.K., boasts 40 wins in doubles and 20 in solo action.
Live results will be available on GoPack.com via the men’s tennis schedule page.
The Pack currently stands at 8-11 (0-7 ACC) and returns to action after falling to No. 47 Florida and No. 28 Miami last weekend. Julian Sullivan picked up singles wins in both matches.
The Wolfpack is currently ranked 67th in the latest ITA team poll.
No. 1 Virginia has six singles players ranked, as well as four doubles combos. The Cavaliers are led by No. 2 Alex Domijan, No. 5 Michael Shabaz, No. 25 Sanam Singh, No. 37 Drew Courtney, No. 44 Jarmere Jenkins and No. 120 Justin Shane. In doubles Courtney and Shabaz currently stand at No. 2, followed by Domijan and Shabaz (No. 25), Jenkins and Domijan (No. 27) and Singh and Steven Rooda (No. 70).
Virginia Tech is ranked No. 38 in the ITA team poll. Luka Somen is the lone Hokie to be ranked in singles action, standing at 50th. The doubles team of Pedro Graber and Will Beck is ranked No. 66.
Scouting the Opposition
Undefeated Virginia comes to Raleigh with a perfect record on the season, standing at 22-0 (7-0 ACC). The Cavaliers defeated No. 10 Duke and No. 17 North Carolina at home this past weekend.
Virginia Tech currently stands at 11-8 (3-4 ACC), and is coming off of two home losses against No. 17 North Carolina and No. 10 Duke last weekend. The Hokies will travel to Wake Forest of Friday before coming to Raleigh to face the Pack on Sunday.