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     Joelle Kissell
    Joelle Kissell


    Hostetter, Pa.

    High School:


    Women's Tennis to Host Western Carolina, East Carolina in Season Opener

    This is the first of three double headers the team will host


    Women's Tennis to Compete in ITA Carolina Regionals

    Competition will open Thursday at 8:30 a.m.


    Alumni Spotlight: Joelle Kissell

    GoPack catches up with former women's tennis player Joelle Kissell


    NC State Lands 230 on ACC Academic Honor Roll

    ACC Players of the Year Andrew Colley and Nick Gwiazdowski are among the honorees


    Three Wolfpackers Named Scholar Athletes by ITA

    Joelle Kissell, Elisha Hande and Taylor Zaytoun were each named 2014 ITA Scholar Athletes

    • All-time winningest player in NC State history (107 wins)
    • All-time record holder, dual singles wins (62)
    • 3x All-ACC selection
    • 2x NCAA Singles Championship selection
    • 3x ACC All-Academic Team selection

    2013-2014: Finished her career by setting the NC State school-record for career dual singles wins with 62...holds the school-record for most combined dual singles and dual doubles wins with 107...ranks fourth all-time with 45 career dual doubles wins...holds all-time mark for best dual singles winning percentage (.667).... first three-time All-ACC honoree in program history....selected as the ITA Carolina Region's recipient of the Most Improved Senior Award...won three straight dual singles matches to close the season, including a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 80 Ilinca Stoica of Virginia Tech...finished the season with 12 dual singles victories, second-most on the team...won a team-high three dual singles matches over ranked opponents...played all 22 dual singles matches from the No. 1 spot in the order....played 10 of 19 dual doubles matches from No. 1 spot, compiling a 10-9 record....teamed with Sophie Nelson to go 7-2 from No. 2 doubles position....won a team-high 13 dual doubles matches....first three-time All-Academic honoree in program history...won a team-high eight dual singles matches in ACC play.

    2012-13: Became just the second player in school history to be selected to the NCAA Singles Championship two times ...Became the third player in program history to be named to the All-ACC team twice, and only the second to do it in back-to-back seasons ... Finished the season tied for third in program history with 49-career spring singles wins, and just 10 behind the all-time leader ... Reached as high as No. 19 in the ITA singles poll ... Recorded the second-most wins on the team with 18 ... Posted a 14-6 record and played every match at the No. 1 spot in the lineup during the spring ... Defeated eight ranked opponents over the course of the season ... Upset Texas A&M's Cristina Stancu, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 during the fall season ... Upset UNC's fourth-ranked Gina Suarez-Malaguti, 6-3, 6-2 on March 21 ... Recorded a 12-8 dual doubles record at the No. 1 spot in the lineup when teamed with senior Tatiana Illova.

    2011-12:All-ACC selection ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Became the second player in program history to reach the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship after upending 46th-ranked Tayler Davis of California, 7-5, 6-1 in the first round ... Posted a 15-9 singles record playing at No. 1 in the singles lineup, including a 7-4 mark in ACC matches ... Finished the season ranked No. 32 in the nation and reached as high as No. 30 ... Upset 26th-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina of South Florida, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 ... Outlasted 33rd-ranked Zoe De Bruycker of North Carolina, 6-0, 6-3 ... Upset 20th-ranked Anna Bartenstein of Miami, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (4) ... Downed 31st-ranked Cristina Stancu of Maryland, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 ... Went 10-12 overall in doubles, notching the most wins of any tandem on the team with nine when partnered with Ashley Miller ... Teaming with Miller, upset Maryland's 15th-ranked duo of Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus 9-8 (4), in the Wolfpack's 4-3 triumph over the Terrapins.

    2010-11: Compiled a 20-5 record in singles play in the spring ... Won eight matches against ACC opponents ... Beat two ranked opponents during the season, #108 Lauren McHale from No. 3 UNC, and #118 Hana Tomljanovic of 11th-ranked Virginia ... Defeated Daria Yakauleva of No. 37 VCU, 6-1, 6-3, to help the Pack advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament ... Went 11-4 in doubles ... Defeated seven ACC teams with partner Ashley Miller ... Teamed with Miller to defeat the team of Gajic/Attwell from No. 51 Boston College 8-3 to advance to the ACC quarterfinals ... Completed the fall with a 9-3 singles record, which included a perfect 3-0 showing at the Wake Forest Invitational... Strung together four wins at the USTA BJK NTC Women's Collegiate Invitational to win the B Singles draw. Finished 7-5 in doubles, teaming with Tatiana Illova and Chloe Smith.

    PREP/PERSONAL:Rated a five-star recruit by ... Ranked No. 46 nationally ... Won both the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association doubles titles with partner Ali Seranko in 2006 ... Won the WPIAL singles titile in 2008 ... Won the 2009 PIAA singles title ... Enrolled in the First-Year College.

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