Women's Tennis Wraps Up Day One At Bulldog Classic
Sept. 20, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The NC State women's tennis team opened the fall portion of its 2013-2014 schedule on Friday, taking part in the Bulldog Classic at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. The Wolfpack competed in six singles matches and six doubles on the day against host Georgia, Old Dominion and South Florida.
Senior Joelle Kissell, ranked no. 45 in the ITA rankings, defeated Nokol Hristova of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-2 in her only singles match of the afternoon. Earlier in the day Kissell teamed with Liza Fieldsend to defeat Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez of South Florida, 8-5, for NC State's lone doubles win of the day.
Fieldsend also earned NC State's other singles win of the afternoon as the freshman from New Braunfels, Texas bested Ivana Vukovic of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-3. Taylor Zaytoun and Elisha Hande also competed in singles for the Wolfpack on Friday, with both falling in two and three sets, respectively, to Old Dominion.
In doubles play, the pair of Hande and Nicole Martinez, who finished 14-9 as a doubles team last year for NC State, fell to the nation's No. 2 ranked doubles duo of Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia from Georgia, 8-3, in the morning's first match.
Sophie Nelson and Christie Sipes, who tallied a 2-2 record as a doubles tandem last year, dropped both of their matches to Mia King and Lilly Kimbell of Georgia and Olaya Garrido and Fanny Fracassi of South Florida.
Play will resume on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. with another set of matches to follow at 9:30 a.m. For the latest information on the NC State women's tennis team, follow @PackWTennis on Twitter.