No. 45 Women's Tennis Downed by No. 6 Georgia Tech
No. 45 NC State women's tennis (12-8, 3-6 ACC) fell to its second top-10 opponent this weekend as No. 6 Georgia Tech (15-4, 6-1 ACC) defeated the Wolfpack, 6-1. Kate Green won her fifth straight match and improved to 15-5 overall and 6-3 in the ACC. NC State will face nationally ranked Duke and North Carolina later this week to finish the regular season.
NC State had it's opportunities in doubles as the team of Guerra/Petrovic led No. 40 Silverio/Craddock 7-5 at No. 1 doubles with the Jackets up 1-0 in doubles. Guerra and Petrovic each had their serve broken and fell, 9-7, to allow the Jackets some breathing room.
With the Jackets holding an early lead, NC State wasn't intimidated as it took early leads in the first set on three of the four matches on court at the Andy Andrews Indoor Tennis Stadium at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex.
Daria Petrovic, ranked No. 100 nationally, easily won the first set against No. 5 Kristi Miller, 6-2, at No. 1 singles. Miller rallied after being down 3-2 in the second set for a 6-3 win before closing out Petrovic with a 6-3 score in the final set.
Green would also win her first set, 6-4, over No. 116 Amanda McDowell before McDowell rallied for a 6-3 score in the second set. Green shut the door to pick up the win and the lone Wolfpack point with a 6-2 final set.
NC State will host North Carolina on Thursday at 2:30 pm before Senior Day on Saturday, April 14 against Duke at noon.
No. 6 Georgia Tech 6, No. 45 NC State 1
1. No. 40 Silverio/Craddock (GT) def. Guerra/Petrovic (NCSU) - 9-7
2. Miller/McDowell (GT) def. Green/Roach (NCSU) - 8-6
3. Flower/Rudman (GT) def. Grotz/Bleakley (NCSU) - 8-2
1. No. 5 Kristi Miller (GT) def. No. 100 Daria Petrovic (NCSU) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. No. 80 Alison Silverio (GT) def. Alejandra Guerra (NCSU) - 6-4, 6-1
3. No. 69 Amanda Craddock (GT) def. Catherine Grotz (NCSU) - 6-2, 6-0
4. Kate Green (NCSU) def. No. 116 Amanda McDowell (GT) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
5. Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Julia Roach (NCSU) - 6-2, 6-0
6. No. 30 Kirsten Flower (GT) def. Neils Barringer (NCSU) - 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: Doubles - 3,1,2 ; Singles – 3,2,1*,4,5,6
* - Clinched Match