April 13, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 75 NC State will conclude regular season play this weekend, with a pair of conference matches on the road. The Pack will take on No. 25 Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, before facing No. 18 Clemson in Clemson, S.C., on Sunday. Both matches will begin at noon.
NC State (7-13, 3-6 ACC) made its return to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll on April 11, coming in at No. 75. The Pack has not been ranked since March 6, when it was No. 74. NC State also has one netter ranked in singles action. NC State returns to action after a 4-3 victory over Maryland, the first road victory for the young team. Sophomore Joelle Kissell, who is 14-6 on the young season, is No. 30.
No. 25 Georgia Tech is 10-10 (4-5 ACC). The Yellow Jackets are coming off of a 7-0 sweep of No. 66 Virginia Tech. Three netters are ranked in singles action for Georgia Tech- No. 16 Jillian O’Neill, No. 121 Caroline Lilley and No. 122 Elizabeth Kilborn. The duo of O’Neill and Alex Anghelescu are ranked No. 10 in doubles, while Lynn Blau and Kilborn are No. 63.
No. 18 Clemson is 13-8 (6-3 ACC), and, like Georgia Tech, is coming off of a sweep of No. 66 Virginia Tech. The Tigers also knocked off No. 13 Virginia earlier in the weekend. Clemson has two players ranked in the singles poll, as well as two doubles teams. No. 50 Keri Wong and No. 63 Klara Vyskocilova are ranked in singles action, while No. 15 Wong and Josipa Bek and No. 39 Beatrice Gumulya and Wong are ranked in the doubles poll.
Clemson and Georgia Tech both own the advantage over NC State. The Pack has picked up four wins against the Tigers, while the Yellow Jackets own a 23-12 advantage.
Live results for the match against Georgia Tech will be available HERE. Live scoring for the competition with Clemson can be found HERE.
Following the weekend action, NC State will compete in the ACC Championships in Cary, N.C., beginning Thursday, April 19.