April 4, 2013
Live Scoring vs. Virginia Tech | Live Scoring vs. Virginia
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's tennis team will head north for its final ACC road trip of the regular season when it travels to Virginia Tech and Virginia this weekend.
The Wolfpack will meet the Hokies at 2 p.m., Friday, April 5 in Blacksburg, Va., before heading to Charlottesville, Va., for a noon start against the Cavaliers on Sunday, April 7.
NC State Notes:
- NC State is ranked No. 44 in the ITA’s latest national team rankings.
- The Wolfpack owns a 10-5 overall record this season, and a 4-2 mark on the road.
- NC State is undefeated (10-0) when it wins the doubles point. The Pack is a combined 26-13 (.667) in dual doubles matches this spring.
- Senior Chloe Smith is undefeated (10-0) when playing at the No. 6 spot in the singles lineup. NC State is a combined 12-1 (.923) on court six in dual matches.
- Junior Joelle Kissell is ranked No. 35 and senior Tatiana Illova is listed at No. 92 in the ITA’s national singles rankings. Kissell is 11-2, while Illova owns a 10-4 mark in dual singles matches this season.
Scouting Virginia Tech:
- The Hokies own a 13-5 mark this season and stand 2-3 in conference play, but have lost each of their last three matches.
- Virginia Tech is led by Ralica Mita’s 22-7 overall record and 13-4 ledger in dual matches. Ilinica Stoica owns a 12-8 singles record, and holds a 10-5 mark at the No. 1 spot in the lineup.
- The Hokies' top doubles team is comprised of Stoica and Kelly Williford, who own a 9-6 record at the No. 1 spot in the lineup. NC State owns a 20-4 lead over Virginia Tech in the all-time series.
- The Cavaliers own a 10-7 overall record and are 4-1 in the ACC this season, while holding down the No. 18 spot in the latest ITA rankings.
- Virginia has won 7 of its last eight matches, and is coming off a 4-3 upset victory over top-ranked North Carolina.
- The Cavs are led by 15th-ranked Julia Elbaba and 65th-ranked Stephanie Nauta.
- Virginia also owns two ranked double teams in 12th-ranked Erin Vierra and Maci Epstein and 24th-ranked Li Xi and Nauta.
- The Cavaliers will host Wake Forest, Friday, before facing NC State, Sunday.