Women's Tennis Drops Road Decision to No. 28 Georgia Tech
March 30, 2014
ATLANTA - The NC State women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to the No. 28 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from the Ken Byers Tennis Center on Sunday.
Wolfpack senior Joelle Kissell tied Jenny Sell's all-time NC State career record of 59 dual singles victories with her 6-0, 6-4 win over Kendal Woodward in No. 1 singles. Kissell has now won four straight matches, all in ACC play, and will look to keep the momentum going next Friday versus No. 1 Duke.
Rachael James-Baker picked up State's other point on the day with her 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 victory at No. 2 singles against Natasha Prokhnevska. James-Baker is now second on the team with eight singles victory on the year, right behind Kissell who has nine.
In other singles action, Nicole Martinez fell 6-2, 6-2 at the hands of Megan Kurey from the No. 3 spot in the order, while Elisha Hande came up short against Rasheeda McAdoo at the No. 4 singles slot, dropping her match 6-1, 6-1. Natalia Janowicz dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision at No. 5 singles to Muriel Wacker while Sophie Nelson lost to Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer by the score of, 7-6, 6-0 from the sixth spot in the order.
In doubles play, Nelson and Kissell ran their record to 9-3 on the year with an 8-5 win over Kurey and McAdoo at the No. 1 spot. Elisha Hande and Taylor Zaytoun, playing together as a duo for the first time this season, fell to Woodward and Anton-Ohlmeyer 8-1 at the No. 3 position in the order. James-Baker and Liza Fieldsend, playing No. 2 doubles, dropped a heartbreaking 8-7 decision to Prokhnevska and Wacker that ultimately clinched the doubles point for the Yellow Jackets.
NC State will remain on the road for its next two matches. First up is No. 1 Duke on Friday, April 4 before a Sunday, April 6 match against No. 43 Boston College.