W. Tennis Travels to No. 51 Old Dominion
NC State Goes on the Road: The Wolfpack will go on the road for this first time, playing at No. 51 Old Dominion on Sunday, Feb. 14 at noon.
The Series Against Old Dominion: This match will be the 17th meeting between the two opponenets, which is the fifth longest out-of-conference series for the Wolfpack. The Pack holds an 11-5 advantage over the Lady Monarchs. The two teams played last year, with the Pack losing 5-2.
Wolfpack Takes Bite Out of Badgers: NC State followed the Friday loss with a 5-2 win over Wisconsin. The Pack swept the doubles matches, and won four out of the six singles matches. Sandhya Nagaraj moved to 3-0 on the year.
NC State Falls to DePaul: The Wolfpack lost to DePaul 5-2 on Friday, Feb. 5. Berkeley Brock returned to action after missing the first match of the season. Both Sandhya Nagaraj and Tana Illova won their matches.
Pack Cruises Past Pirates: NC State opened up spring play with a 6-1 victory over in-state rival East Carolina. The Pack began the day by winning two of the three doubles matches to gain the first point. The success continued for the Pack, winning five out of six singles matches.
Seniors Approaching Records: Both Berkeley Brock and Daria Petrovic are rising up the record charts at NC State. Petrovic’s 35 spring doubles wins stands at eight all-time. Brock is tied for ninth with 34 spring doubles wins. Brock’s 37 spring singles wins is 12th all-time.
Nagaraj Enters Spring Ranked: After a successful fall campaign where she went 11-4, Sandhya Nagaraj began the spring season ranked No. 45 in the country by ITA. Nagaraj, who’s a sophomore, was not eligible last year due to NCAA rules.
Four Make Debut: Tana Illova, Ashley Miller, Sandhya Nagaraj and Chloe Smith all played in their first spring match for NC State on Friday, Jan. 29 against East Carolina. Both Illova and Smith are true freshman, while Miller is a transfer from South Carolina. Nagaraj was at NC State last year, but wasn’t eligible. Illova, Nagaraj and Smith all won their singles matches to help the Wolfpack with the win.
Olsen Begins Ninth Season: Head coach Hans Olsen came to NC State in 2002 and is entering his ninth season as the Wolfpack’s coach. Olsen is the longest tenured coach with women’s tennis. He has guided the Pack to an 82-101 record during his time in Raleigh. Before becoming the Pack’s coach in 2002, Olsen had a successful stop at Charleston Southern. His 133-92 record made him the winningest coach in school history.
Atlantic Coast Conference: NC State is one of seven charter members of the ACC, which was founded on May 8, 1953. The conference has since expanded to 12 members. The ACC has long had tremendous success in all sports, including men’s tennis. Nine of the 12 men’s tennis programs placed in the final 2009 ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, proving that the ACC is the premier conference in the country.