No. 71 Wolfpack Women's Tennis Drops Heartbreaker to Cal. State Northridge, 4-3
March 8, 2005
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - On Tuesday, March 8, the No. 71 NC State women's tennis team lost a heartbreaker on the road to Cal. State Northridge in Northridge, Calif. The Wolfpack dropped the doubles point to begin play before slipping at the first three singles spots to seal the match for the hosting Matadors. NC State now stands at 7-3 on the season.
At No. 1 doubles junior Barbara Orlay and freshman Elin Stahl Johansson fell to Silvia Guitierrez and YuYu Myinttun, 8-3. Freshman Julia Roach and senior Carmen Torres lost to Yasuyo Hashimoto and Canna Furuta, 9-8, at the third doubles spot to earn Cal. State Northridge the doubles point and the early advantage leading into singles play. Sophomore Agustina Arechavaleta and senior Danielle Stadelmann collected a win for the Pack at No. 2 doubles, besting Kanykey Koichumanova and Kasia Krasinska, 8-6.
Following doubles, the Matadors swept the first three singles bouts to collect the win over the Wolfpack. Orlay fell to Gutierrez at No. 1 singles in a closely contested match, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Stadelmann then fell in straight sets to Furuta, 7-5, 6-4. After dropping the first frame, Johansson battled back to collect the second set, but ultimately fell to Myinttun, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, at No. 3 singles.
NC State, despite dropping the contest, bounced back to collect wins at the final three singles spots. Roach started the streak with a come-from-behind win at No. 4 singles over Koichumanova, 2-6, 7-6, (10-7). Arechavaleta then followed at the fifth spot with dominating two-set win over Hashimoto, 6-3, 6-4. Torres wrapped up play with a convincing win against Krasinska, 6-0, 7-5.
The Wolfpack will resume action at home with its first ACC showdown of the season against No. 21 Clemson on Saturday, March 12. The noon match will take place at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on the NC State campus, with free admission being offered to all fans of Wolfpack tennis.
Cal. State Northridge d. No. 71 NC State, 4-3