Wolfpack Closes Out Play at Tennessee Fall Invite
Oct. 27, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The NC State women's tennis team closed out play at the Tennessee Fall Invite on Sunday, winning a pair of matches at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. Wolfpack senior Christy Sipes was victorious in her singles match, while the pair of Elisha Hande and Natalia Janowicz earned a win in doubles action.
Sipes defeated Grainne O'Neil of Ohio State, 6-3, 7-5 to earn her first victory of the tournament. Hande and Janowicz, playing together for the first time all weekend, defeated Stephanie Fox and Kirsten Lewis of Kentucky by the score of 8-4.
Liza Fieldsend, who won her singles match on Friday, fell to Sandy Niehaus of Ohio State, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, while the doubles team of Fieldsend and Nicole Martinez narrowly lost to Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff and Kelsey Dieters of Kentucky, 8-6.
The Wolfpack will play next at the College of Charleston Invitational, set for Nov. 1-3.
Singles - Ohio State vs. NC State:
1. Gabriella Desantis (OSU) def. Joelle Kissell (NC State) 6-3, 6-1
2. Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Nicole Martinez (NC State) 6-0, 6-3
3. Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Liza Fieldsend (NC State) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
4. Ferny Angeles-Paz (OSU) def. Elisha Hande (NC State) 6-3, 6-1
5. Christy Sipes (NC State) def. Grainne O'Neil (OSU) 6-3, 7-5
6. Noelle Malley (OSU) def. Sophie Nelson (NC State) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles - Kentucky vs. NC State :
1. Aldila Sutjiadi/CeCe Witten (UK) def. Joelle Kissell/Rachael James-Baker (NC State) 8-5
2. Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff/Kelsey Dieters (UK) def. Nicole Martinez/Liza Fieldsend (NC State) 8-6
3. Elisha Hande/Natalia Janowicz (NC State) def. Stephanie Fox/Kirsten Lewis (UK) 8-4