Wolfpack Wraps Up First Day of Action at Wildcat Invitational
Oct. 4, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. - The NC State women's tennis team was victorious in five matches on the first day of competition at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern University, earning the nod in three singles matches and two doubles matches at the Combe Tennis Center on Friday.
Liza Fieldsend defeated Aria Lambert of Minnesota, 6-2, 6-1, while Elisha Hande took care of Whitney Wofford, 6-5 (2), 6-4 to earn the Wolfpack its first two singles wins in round one of the tournament. Christy Sipes later defeated CeCe Witten of Kentucky in the third round to secure State's other singles victory.
In doubles, Hande paired with Nicole Martinez to defeat Katherine Flanigan and Alanna Wolff of Princeton, 6-4, while Rachael James-Baker and Fieldsend followed with a 6-5 win over Kendall Heitzner and Yuliana Umanets of Minnesota, 6-5 to earn the final win on the day for the Wolfpack.
Play resumes at the Wildcat Invitational tomorrow and will continue until Sunday.
NC STATE RESULTS:
- Singles, First Round:
Caryssa Peretz (Virginia) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC ST.), 6-4, 6-3
Marie Faure (Virginia) def. Sophie Nelson (NC State), 6-3, 6-0
Manon Peri (Northwestern) def. Nicole Martinez (NC State), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Liza Fielsend (NC State) def. Aria Lambert (Minnesota), 6-2, 6-1
Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Whitney Wofford (Oklahoma), 6-5 (2), 6-4
Abbi Melrose (Oklahoma) def. Natalia Janowicz (NC State), 6-1, 6-4
Kelsey Frechette (Minnesota) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NC State) 6-1, 6-1
- Singles, Second Round:
Morgan Chumney (Oklahoma) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC State), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Zaina Sufi (DePaul) def. Elisha Hande (NC State), 6-4, 5-6 (3), 6-4
Maja Vujic (Minnesota) def. Natalia Janowicz (NC State), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Kendall Heitzner (Minnesota) def. Christy Sipes (NC State), 6-5, 6-1
- Singles, Third Round:
Christy Sipes (NC State) def. CeCe Witten (Kentucky)
Emily Baretta (Illinois) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NC State), 6-3, 5-6 (3), 11-9
- Doubles, First Round:
Manon Peri/Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Christy Sipes/Taylor Zaytoun (NC State), 6-1
Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NC State) def. Katherine Flanigan/Alanna Wolff (Princeton), 6-4
Rachael James-Baker/Liza Fieldsend (NC State) def. Kendall Heitzner/Yuliana Umanets (Minnesota), 6-5