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    Women's Tennis Returns From USTA College Invitational
     
    Sophomore Elisha Hande is 5-2 this fall in singles
    Sophomore Elisha Hande is 5-2 this fall in singles
     

    Oct. 9, 2012

    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - The NC State women's tennis team competed at the 2012 National College Women's Invitational last weekend, as seven members of the Wolfpack competed in separate singles and doubles flights.

    Sophomore Elisha Hande had one of the strongest showings for the Pack, as she recorded four victories to win her singles flight. The Cheltenham, England native defeated Army's Jamila Paul, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round and Princeton's Katie Goepel, 6-1, 6-2, in the quarterfinals, before defeating Columbia's Lauren Stratman, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals. Hande went on to defeat Boston College's Katja Vasilyev, 6-4, 6-3, in the finals to win the flight.

    In doubles action, the team of junior Christy Sipes and sophomore Sophie Nelson picked up two victories in the main draw of their flight. The duo cruised to an 8-1 victory over Camila Diaz and Shivani Patel of St. Francis (Pa.) and followed up with an 8-3 win against Columbia's Amy Li and Crystal Leung. Sipes and Nelson unfortunately lost a hard-fought, 8-6, battle to Brown's Sarah Kandath and Laura Wiley in the semifinals.

    The Pack returns to action at ITA Regionals Oct. 18-20 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    USTA NTC Women's Invitational
    Oct 6-8, 2012 at Flushing Meadows, N.Y. (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center) 

    Singles competition
    Day 1 - Oct 6
    R16    Katherine Yau (Dartmouth) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC State) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
    R16    Ryan Young (Cornell) def. Nicole Martinez (NC State) 6-3, 6-1
    R16    Crystal Leung (Columbia) def. Chloe Smith (NC State) 6-0, 6-2
    R16    Christy Sipes (NC State) def. Ioana Alecsiu (Columbia) 6-3, 6-2
    R16    Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Jamila Paul (Army) 6-3, 6-1
    R16    Emily Hahn (Princeton) def. Sophie Nelson (NC State) 6-3, 6-1
    R16    Jana Luste (New Jersey Institute of Tech) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NC State) 6-0, 6-0
    Day 2 - Oct 7
    QF    Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Katie Goepel (Princeton) 6-1, 6-2
    QF    Katherine Flanigan (Princeton) def. Christy Sipes (NC State) 6-0, 6-0
    SF    Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Lauren Stratman (Columbia) 6-1, 6-2
    Day 3 - Oct 8
    F    Elisha Hande (NC State) def. Katya Vasilyev (Boston College) 6-4, 6-3
    Consolation Draws
    CQ    Danea Jonjic (Delaware) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC State) 6-3, 6-4
       Vanessa Petrini (Rutgers) def. Rachael James-Baker (NC State) 6-3, 6-0
    CQ    Nicole Martinez (NC State) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko (New Jersey Institute of Tech) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9)
    CS    Nicole Martinez (NC State) def. Kelly Barry (Boston College) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (14-12)
    CQ    Chloe Smith (NC State) def. Rocio Portela (Seton Hall) 6-1, 6-0
    CS    Gina Li (Rutgers) def. Chloe Smith (NC State) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
    CQ    Sophie Nelson (NC State) def. Karina Cordero (Seton Hall) 6-0, 6-3
    CS    Natalia Melibeu (New Jersey Institute of Tech) def. Sophie Nelson (NC State) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-2)
    CS    Gabriella Spindler (Army) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NC State) 6-0, 6-0
    Doubles competition
    Day 1 - Oct 6
    R16    Lindsay Graff/Amanda Mulianwan (Princeton) def. Elisha Hande/Chloe Smith (NC State) 8-2
    R16    Rachael James-Baker/Nicole Martinez (NC State) def. Shea Brodsky/Sarah Kohtz (Binghamton) 9-7
    R16    Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NC State) def. Camila Diaz/Shivani Patel (Saint Francis (Pa.)) 8-1
    QF    Courtney Amos/Sarah Guzick (Yale) def. Rachael James-Baker/Nicole Martinez (NC State) 8-2
    QF    Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NC State) def. Crystal Leung/Amy Li (Columbia) 8-3
    Day 2 - Oct 7
    SF    Sarah Kandath/Laura Wiley (Brown) def. Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NC State) 8-4
    Consolation Draws
    CQ    Monica Yajima/Carolina Koladzyn (Fairfield) def. Elisha Hande/Chloe Smith (NC State) 8-5
       Kelly Barry/Julia Casselbury (Boston College) def. Nicole Martinez/Rachael James-Baker (NC State) 8-3




     

     

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