Three former members of the Wolfpack women's tennis team will receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 12, as part of the largest graduating class of student-athletes in NC State's history
NC State women's tennis standout Joelle Kissell has had a breakout season during her sophomore campaign with the Wolfpack
No. 2 Duke defeated NC State, 4-0, in the ACC quarterfinals
Kissell has compiled a 15-8 record in singles action this spring
Pack defeated Eagles in the first round for the second consecutive year.
2011-12: Finished the spring with six dual match wins with three coming in ACC play ... Won a three-set thriller over Maryland's Vroni Van Berlo, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7), in the Wolfpack's 4-3 triumph over the Terrapins ... Went 10-12 overall in doubles, notching the most wins of any tandem on the team with nine when partnered with Joelle Kissell ... Teaming with Kissell, upset Maryland's 15th-ranked duo of Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus 9-8 (4).
2010-11: Tallied a 13-7 doubles record in the spring ... Defeated the doubles team from No. 34 FSU ... Beat the doubles team from No. 51 Boston College 8-3 to help advance the Wolfpack to the ACC quarterfinals ... Did not compete in singles play ... Ranked No. 86 in doubles by the ITA after a 4-1 fall record with Christy Sipes... Built an 8-3 singles record which included a 3-0 performance at Wake Forest.
2009-10: Beat doubles team from No. 53 Wake Forest with Daria Petrovic ... With Diana Mortlock as her partner, had wins over doubles teams from No. 60 Old Dominion and Wisconsin ... Finished the fall at 6-7 in singles and 5-4 in doubles.
2008-09 at South Carolina: Played at the No. 5 and 6 spot in singles competition ... Beat Rumyana Terzieva of No. 43 UNLV, 7-5, 6-4 ... Took down Riekie Honiball of No. 70 Miami (Ohio), 6-4, 6-4 ... Won 7-5, 6-3, over Elle Carney of No. 64 BYU ... Competed in the No. 3 doubles spot ... Defeated the doubles team from No. 43 UNLV, 8-3, with Miljana Jocic as her partner ... Teamed with Suzanna Mansour to beat the doubles team of No. 18 Michigan, 8-6 ... Compiled a 7-6 singles and 5-8 doubles record during the fall.
Prep: Ranked No. 39 by TennisRecruiting.net in 2008 ... Won a New York state championship during her high school career ... Won four consecutive Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association and Section 9 championships.