April 12, 2012
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 42 NC State men’s tennis team will host its final two regular-season matches of 2012 as the Wolfpack faces Georgia Tech on Friday and Clemson on Sunday.
Head coach Jon Choboy’s team (17-8 overall, 3-6 ACC) is on the homestretch of five ACC matches in 10 days, splitting home contests against Boston College and No. 75 Maryland and beating Wake Forest on the road on Tuesday.
Friday’s match against the No. 60 Yellow Jackets (9-10, 4-5) is slated to begin at 3 p.m. at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Stadium. Sunday’s match against the No. 71 Tigers is scheduled to begin at noon. Admission for both contests is free for all spectators.
"We've done some good things so far this season, but we still have a lot of tennis to play," Choboy said. "These two matches this weekend are important for us in terms of the postseason. We're looking to finish the season strong."
The 2012 Pack has already posted the team's most overall victories since 2007, with two regular-season matches and the postseason remaining. Next week, the Pack will compete at the ACC Men's Tennis Championships at the Cary (N.C.) Tennis Complex. Pairings will be announced early next week.
In Sunday’s match against the No. 71 Tigers (8-12, 4-5), the Wolfpack will honor five players who will compete in the final home match of their careers. They include:
- Akash Gujarati: The senior from Pune, India, has not played this academic year as he completes his studies in environmental engineering. He compiled a 26-20 overall and 4-3 ACC singles record and a 14-12 overall and 4-3 ACC doubles record. Gujarati was recently awarded a Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship after maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the College of Engineering.
- Dominic Hodgson: A native of London, England, Hodgson has been a steady member of the Wolfpack lineup for four years. He has a 47-37 overall and 14-17 ACC record in singles action and a 40-39 overall and an 11-14 ACC doubles record. This season, playing primarily in the No. 2 position, Hodgson has produced a 13-7 record in the spring.
- Will Rollinson: A native of Raleigh, Rollinson has been a contributor in singles and doubles action for three seasons. Overall, he has a 9-11 singles record in his career and a 12-7 doubles record. He posted a 6-1 record in spring doubles action and is currently 3-1 this season in doubles play.
- Jaime Pulgar: A native of Madrid, Spain, Pulgar is a two-time All-ACC selection who now ranks in the top six on the school’s all-time list with 73 singles victories and in the top three in doubles with 60 career wins. After spending last summer and fall playing internationally on the ITF Futures Tour, Pulgar returned to school to complete his degree. He owns a team-best record of 17-4 in singles competition and is 16-5 in doubles.
- Julian Sullivan: In his five seasons with the Wolfpack, Sullivan has posted a 41-41 overall record and a 9-20 record in ACC action. The native of Philadelphia has a career-high 13 singles victories this season. He’s also played No. 1 doubles most of the season with sophomore Sean Weber and has 14 doubles victories this spring.
Sunday’s match will also include free T-shirts and barbecue for fans, while supplies last.