NC State Set for Tennessee Fall Invite
Oct. 24, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State women’s tennis team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. this weekend, for the Tennessee Fall Invite set for Oct. 25-27 at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. The event, hosted by the University of Tennessee, will also feature Ohio State and Kentucky in addition to the Wolfpack.
“The team is very much looking forward to competing this weekend,” said NC State head coach Hans Olsen. “We are fully engaged in the process of our team development. Our current focus is on offensive execution. We are looking forward to brining that focus to Knoxville.”
NC State will square off in both singles and doubles competition on Friday, taking on Ohio State in doubles at 1:00 p.m. and Tennessee in singles at 2:00 p.m. The Wolfpack will bring all nine of its players to Knoxville to compete, with each player set for both singles and doubles competition throughout the weekend.
Last time out, the doubles pair of Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez made it to the Round of 16 in the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional before having their tournament run come to a close. Prior to that tournament, Hande and Martinez posted a 3-1 doubles record in the Wildcat Invitational on Oct. 4-6.
Joelle Kissell, who is ranked No. 45 in the ITA’s rankings, is the second-highest ranked singles player in the tournament, behind only No. 26 Nadia Ravita of Kentucky.
Schedule of matches for Friday:
- 10:00 am singles: OSU v UK
- 1:00 pm doubles: UK v UT, OSU v NCST
- 2:00 pm singles: UT v NCST
Schedule of matches for Saturday:
- 10:00 am singles: UK v NCST
- 1:00 pm doubles: UK v OSU, UT v NCST
- 2:00 pm singles: UT v OSU
Schedule of matches for Sunday:
- 10:00 am singles: OSU v NCST
- 1:00 pm doubles: UT v OSU, UK v NCST
- 2:00 pm singles: UT v UK