Women's Tennis Falls Short at No. 15 Clemson
Feb. 28, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - The NC State women's tennis team fell short in its upset bid on Friday, dropping a 7-0 decision to the No. 15 Clemson Tigers at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
Clemson jumped out the early lead, taking two of the three doubles matches to grab a 1-0 advantage heading into singles play. The doubles pair of Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez, playing in the No. 2 doubles slot, dropped just their second match of the year, 8-1, to Clemson's Tristen Dewar and Romy Kolzer.
In singles play, the Wolfpack faced a lineup featuring three ranked players for the second match in a row. Fieldsend fell to the No. 100 ranked Dewar, 6-4, 6-3, while James-Baker came up on the losing end of a 6-3, 7-5 decision to No. 67 Kolzer. Joelle Kissell fell short from the No. 1 singles spot, dropping her match 6-2, 6-4 to No. 41 Yana Koroleva.
The Wolfpack will continue its road trip on Sunday, March 2 versus No. 58 Georgia State. First serve at the Atlanta Athletic Club will take place at noon.
NC State vs Clemson
1. #41 Yana Koroleva (CLEM) def. Joelle Kissell (ST) 6-2, 6-4
2. #67 Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Rachael James-Baker (ST) 6-3, 7-5
3. Beatrice Gumulya (CLEM) def. Nicole Martinez (ST) 6-4, 6-1
4. #100 Tristen Dewar (CLEM) def. Liza Fieldsend (ST) 6-4, 6-3
5. Ani Miao (CLEM) def. Elisha Hande (ST) 6-4, 6-0
6. Jesse Rompies (CLEM) def. Natalia Janowicz (ST) 6-2, 6-2