Carter Shines in Collegiate Debut
Oct. 12, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Freshman Trey Carter made his collegiate debut on Friday at the Wake Forest Invitational and did so in grand style, collecting a win in his first collegiate action. Carter defeated Zvonimir Podvinski of Old Dominion in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.
NC State opened the day with doubles play as the combination of freshmen Thomas Weigel and Carter defeated Robert Lindgren and Juan Madrid of Elon, 8-3. The pair dropped its second match of the day to UNC Wilmington's Zach Hublitz and Pedro Mol, 9-8 (5).
In the other bracket of doubles play, Dave Thomson and Simon Norenius posted a 1-1 record on the day winning the first match before dropping the second. The Wolfpack duo dominated Ethan Dunbar and Sebastien Fauchet of Richmond and were victorious, 8-1, in the first match, before falling to Wake Forest's David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar, 8-6.
In singles play, Norenius fell to Rafael Aita of UNC Wilmington, the 55th ranked player in the ITA rankings, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Elon's Stefan Fortmann downed Weigel 6-0, 6-1, and No. 96 Danny Kreyman of Wake Forest edged Rafael Paez 6-3, 7-5. Dave Thomson was leading his match in the first set, 6-5, when his opponent Giorgi Khmiadashvilli of Longwood sustained an injury and could not return forcing him to retire, giving Thomson the victory.
Doubles play will begin on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m., with Thomson and Norenius taking on Rafael Aita and Sam Williams of UNC Wilmington, while Carter and Weigel will face Wake Forest's Jon Ho and Anthony Delcore.
Singles play is set to get underway at 10 a.m. as Norenius will compete against North Carolina's Stuart Depaolo, Thomson battles UNC Greensboro's Randy Phillips, Weigel plays Jimmy Doughtery also of UNCG, Paez faces Shea Thomas of Liberty and Carter takes on Wake Forest's Sam Bloom.