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WTEN: No. 57 Wolfpack Comes Up Short Against No. 43 FSU

Posted March 23

— The No. 57 NC State women’s tennis returned to action on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to the No. 43 Florida State Seminoles at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium.

Wolfpack senior Joelle Kissell defeated Florida State’s Daneika Borthwick, 7-5, 6-2 in her singles match to notch her 56th all-time career singles victory. With the win, Kissell moves into a tie for second place with Julia Roach on the all-time list and is now just three victories away from tying Jenny Sell’s record of 59 singles wins.

In other singles action, Elisha Hande won her match over Laurence Porry, 6-2, 6-4, from the No. 6 singles position to earn NC State’s other point on the day. The Wolfpack lost a pair of down-to-the-wire, three-set matches at the No. 2 and No. 4 spots, as Rachael James-Baker fell to Kerrie Cartwright 7-5, 3-6, 3-6 on court two and Natalia Janowicz came up short against Daniela Schippers, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6 on court four.

Nicole Martinez, playing No. 3 singles, lost to Mia Vrens, 7-5, 6-3, while Liza Fieldsend dropped her match to Kristina Schleich, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 singles position.

In doubles play, Kissell and Sophie Nelson fell to the duo of Borthwick and
Cartwright, 8-3, while Hande and Martinez dropped their match, 8-1 to Duda Santos and Majiena Pederson. James-Baker and Fieldsendf left their match unfinished at 6-4 against Vriens and Schleich after the Seminoles secured the doubles point.

The Wolfpack returns to the court tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. where it will host No. 59 Virginia Tech.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
8th
COL 9
SFG 7
 
3rd
KAN 1
TEX 0
 
3rd
LOS 2
WAS 2
 
2nd
LOU 7
MIAMI 7
 
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1