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    Women's Tennis Falls Short at No. 15 Clemson
    Rachael James-Baker
    Rachael James-Baker

    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.

    Liza Fieldsend and Rachael James-Baker also lost for just the second time in doubles action this year, falling 8-2 in their match to the Tiger tandem of Jesse Rompies and Ani Miao.

    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.

    Elisha Hande, playing No. 5 singles, lost 6-4, 6-0 to Miao while Natalia Janowicz fell 6-2, 6-2 to Jessie Rompies at No. 6 singles.

    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
    Feb 28, 2014 at Clemson, S.C.
    (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
    #15 Clemson 7, NC State 0



    Singles competition:
    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

    Doubles competition:
    1. #33 Yana Koroleva/Beatrice Gumulya (CLEM) vs. Joelle Kissell / Sophie Nelson (ST) 7-3, unfinished
    2. Tristen Dewar/Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Elisha Hande / Nicole Martinez (ST) 8-1
    3. Jesse Rompies/Ani Miao (CLEM) def. Rachael James-Baker / Liza Fieldsend (ST) 8-2

    Match Notes:
    NC State 6-2
    Clemson 9-3; National ranking #15
    Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,1,6,4,3,2)

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