Men's Tennis Readies for Boston College, Notre Dame
April 3, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men's tennis team will conclude the home portion of its schedule with a pair of matches against Boston College and Notre Dame this weekend at the Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium. The Wolfpack will play host to the Eagles Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m., before hosting the Fighting Irish Sunday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
The Wolfpack is coming off a 6-1 victory against Georgia Tech inside the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. State was able to sweep the Yellow Jackets in doubles, as junior Robbie Mudge and freshman Ian Dempster picked up their 18th doubles victory of the season. In singles, the Pack dominated by winning five of six matches in straight sets, led by Thomas Weigel's, 7-6 (5), 7-5, win over Cole Fiegel.
Sunday's match against Notre Dame will mark senior day, as Sean Weber will take part in his final home match as a member of the Wolfpack. This season, Weber owns a team-best 29 wins in doubles and has also captured 18 victories in singles.
Boston College comes into Friday's match with a 4-10 overall record, including an 0-6 tally in ACC play. The Eagles dropped their most recent match to Duke, 7-0. Last season, the Pack defeated the Eagles, 7-0, in Dedham, Mass. Friday's match will mark the 13th all-time meeting between the two schools with the Wolfpack winning each of the 12 previous match-ups.
Notre Dame enters the weekend with a No. 12 ranking in the most recent ITA polls and a 13-6 overall record. The Pack and Irish last met on the tennis courts on March 13, 2008, a match Notre Dame won, 4-3, in Montgomery, Ala. The Irish are led in the singles rankings by Greg Andrews (No. 29), while Andrews and Alex Lawson are the squad's lone ranked doubles pair (No. 7).
The match against BC will also serve as a YMCA kids day, as all Y-Guides and Y-Princesses from the YMCA in attendance will receive an NC State patch to add to their vest. In addition, Sunday's senior day will be a Student Wolfpack Club Minute Event and free pizza will be available for all in attendance.
Fans attending the matches throughout the weekend are urged to park in the West Deck, which can be accessed off of Varsity Drive.