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    State Men's Tennis Concludes Action at Wolfpack Invite

    Freshman Parker McGuiness
    Freshman Parker McGuiness

    Jan. 12, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The 35th-ranked N.C. State men’s tennis team completed action in the Wolfpack Invite by winning a perfect 10 of 10 singles matches against Elon on Sunday inside the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.

    Junior Austin Powell, ranked 50th in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings of the year, upset No. 25 Cameron Silverman of Elon in a three-set thriller, 6-2, 5-6, 6-4.

    “Austin has beaten him (Silverman) before, but ranking wise this was a big win,” said head coach Jon Choboy. “They are both inside the top 50. I thought Austin did a good job. Austin has worked hard every day since he got here. He just put himself in a position to have a good opportunity to win.”

    No. 76 Robbie Mudge defeated Jordan Kaufman, 6-3, 6-2, while No. 83 Nick Horton edged Robert Lindgren, 6-4, 5-6, 6-4. Sophomore Thomas Weigel, listed 82nd in the ITA rankings, defeated Juan Madrid, 6-4, 6-4.

    Senior Sean Weber outlasted Stefan Fortmann in three sets, 6-5, 5-6, 6-2, while Simon Norenius, Beck Bond, Ryan Newman, Parker McGuiness and Ian Dempster each recorded straight-set victories.

    Next weekend, the Wolfpack will open its dual season with a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 18 against UNC Greensboro and NC Central. Play is slated to begin at 10 a.m. against UNCG, while the match against the Eagles is set for 2 p.m. Part of the squad will also travel to Thousand Oaks, Calif., to compete in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup from Jan. 17-20.

    Sunday’s Singles Results vs. Elon:
    No. 50 Austin Powell (NCSU) def. No. 25 Cameron Silverman (Elon), 6-2, 5-6, 6-4
    Sean Weber (NCSU) def. Stefan Fortmann (Elon), 6-5, 5-6, 6-2
    Simon Norenius (NCSU) def. Brian Kowalski (Elon), 6-0, 6-4
    No. 76 Robbie Mudge (NCSU) def. Jordan Kaufman (Elon), 6-3, 6-2
    No. 83 Nick Horton (NCSU) def. Robert Lindgren (Elon), 6-4, 5-6, 6-4
    No. 82 Thomas Weigel (NCSU) def. Juan Madrid (Elon), 6-4, 6-4
    Beck Bond (NCSU) def. Dan Sablik (Elon), 6-1, 6-3
    Ian Dempster (NCSU) def. Ismael Sanchez Delfin (Elon), 6-2, 6-4
    Ryan Newman (NCSU) def. Christopher Geaslen (Elon), 6-2, 6-1
    Parker McGuiness (NCSU) def. Chris Humphreys (Elon), 6-3, 6-2



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