No. 44 W. Tennis Blanks No. 69 Virginia Tech, 7-0
The No. 44 NC State women's tennis team put up an impressive show in blanking No. 69 Virginia Tech, 7-0, Sunday in Blackburg, Va. The Wolfpack (10-6, 1-4 ACC) won every singles and doubles match in the impressive win over the Hokies (9-8, 0-5 ACC). Julia Roach won her team-leading 12th match of the season with a win at No. 4 singles, taking her match in three sets over J.J. Larson.
NC State quickly took command of the match by winning all three doubles bouts, as the No. 3 team of Berkeley Brock and Kristen Bleakley won 8-4 to get things started. Alejandra Guerra and Daria Petrovic won 8-5 at No. 1 and Kate Green and Roach won 8-5 at No. 2.
Guerra made quick work of Ashley James at No. 3 singles, dropping only two games in the 6-1, 6-1 win.
Green then followed to give NC State a 3-0 lead at No. 5 singles with an easy 6-1, 6-0 win.
Neils Barringer clinched the team match with her 6-4, 6-0 defeat of Natalie Kretzer at No. 6 singles before Roach won to make it 5-0.
Brock won in straight sets at No. 2, 6-3, 6-2, and No. 86 Petrovic concluded the match with a three-set win at No. 1 singles.
The women's tennis team will now play its final six ACC matches at home after playing its first five on the road to start the season. Marland and Boston College will head to Raleigh for matches this Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, respectively, in the next Wolfpack action.
No. 44 NC State 7, No. 69 Virginia Tech 0
1. #86 Daria Petrovic (NCSU) def. Inga Beermann (VT) - 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Berkley Brock (NCSU) def. Karina Porushkevich (VT) - 6-3, 6-2
3. Alejandra Guerra (NCSU) def. Ashley James (VT) - 6-1, 6-1
4. Julia Roach (NCSU) def. J.J. Larson (VT) - 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (3)
5. Kate Green (NCSU) def. Abbey Walker (VT) - 6-1, 6-0
6. Neils Barringer (NCSU) def. Natalie Kretzer (VT) - 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 3, 5, 6*, 4, 2, 1
1. Guerra/Petrovic (NCSU) def. Beermann/Larson (VT) - 8-5
2. Green/Roach (NCSU) def. A. James/Walker (VT) - 8-5
3. Brock/Kristen Bleakley (NCSU) def. Jessica Brouwer/Bethan James (VT) - 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2