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    No. 23 Hokies Edge by No. 47 Pack 4-3
     
     

    Blacksburg, Va. - With the doubles point won, the No. 47 NC State men's tennis team couldn't take advantage, losing 4-3 to No. 23 Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 11. The loss moves the Pack to 13-11 and the Hokies to 12-5.

    The Pack got off to a great start by taking the doubles point. Dominic Hodgson and Frideric Prandecki beat No. 74 Sebastian Jacques and Yoann Re 8-5. Jaime Pulgar and Dave Thomson followed with an 8-4 win against Will Beck and Patrick Daciek to clinch the point. With doubles decided Akash Gujarati and Rob Lowe lost 8-7 to Luka Somen and Incerti Tocci.

    After losing doubles the Hokies rattled off three straight singles victories. David Chermak lost 6-2, 6-3 to No. 117 Jacques. D. Thomson was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Tocci, while Rafael Paez was defeated 6-1, 7-5 by Daciek.

    No. 70 Pulgar responded with a 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 38 Re. Hodgson couldn't get past No. 61 Somen, losing 6-3, 6-2 to give the Hokies the win. Lowe took down Beck, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to close out the day.

    The Pack returns home to take on Maryland on Friday, April 16 at 2:30 pm, followed by Boston College on Sunday, April 18 at noon.

    Result: No. 23 Virginia Tech 4, No. 47 NC State 3

    Doubles:
    1. Prandecki/Hodgson (NCSU) d. Re/Jacques (VT) 8-5
    2. Pulgar/ Thomson (NCSU) d. Beck/Daciek (VT) 8-4
    3. Tocci/Somen (VT) d. Gujarati/Lowe (NCSU) 8-7
    Finishing Order: 1, 2*, 3

    Singles:
    1. Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) d. No. 38 Yoann Re (VT) 6-1, 6-4
    2. No. 61 Luka Somen (VT) d. Dominic Hodgson (NCSU) 6-3, 6-2
    3. Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (VT) d. Dave Thomson (NCSU) 6-4, 6-4
    4. Patrick Daciek (VT) d. Rafael Paez (NCSU) 6-1, 7-5
    5. Rob Lowe (NCSU) d. Will Beck (VT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
    6. No. 117 Sebastien Jacques (VT) d. David Chermak (NCSU) 6-2, 6-3
    Finishing Order: 6, 3, 4, 1, 2*,5
    2* Clinching Point


     

     

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