Wolfpack Hosts Charleston Southern on Saturday
Feb. 7, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 47 NC State women’s tennis team will host Charleston Southern on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in conjunction with 70 athletes from the Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina as part of Abilities Tennis Day.
The Wolfpack will hold a 30-minute clinic, administered by players from both NC State and Charleston Southern, for the Abilities Tennis Athletes prior to the match. The Wolfpack and the Buccaneers will then take to the court at Noon to square off against one another, before an autograph session featuring both teams will close out the day’s festivities.
“Our team very much appreciates the opportunity to host the Abilities Tennis Athletes this Saturday,” NC State head coach Hans Olsen said. “We’re very proud to partner with Abilities Tennis on this very special event.”
Abilities Tennis Athletes will be coming to Raleigh from all parts of North Carolina, including Wilmington, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill, Raleigh as well as parts of South Carolina. There are also two local school classes coming, Wake Forest High School and Wakefield High School.
"The Abilities Tennis Association is all about providing opportunities for our athletes to play tennis and to be part of our community,” said Kirstie Marx, Executive Director of the Abilities Tennis Association. “For our athletes, the chance to play with Division I tennis players is incredible. The NC State girls have become our heroes and now to see them honor our athletes this way, will be a memory treasured forever. The outpouring of support from the NC State women's tennis team and coaches inspire us all to do more and be an example to others. On behalf of our athletes everywhere we want to thank you NC State women's tennis team and coaches for your support of our programs and athletes."
On Dec. 6, 2013 Abilities Tennis hosted its 6th Annual Winter Chill at NC State as 83 Abilities Tennis Athletes traveled to participate at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The Winter Chill tournament featured singles and doubles play, full and short court competition, clinics and player interaction with the NC State women’s tennis team.
Along with the 83 athletes, 100 volunteers and 40 parents, coaches and family members showed up to assist with activities throughout the day. Moreover, the Western Wake Tennis Association and Raleigh Tennis Association each donated $1,500 to the tournament.
Fans attending Saturday’s match are urged to park in the West Deck, which can be accessed off of Varsity Drive.