banner
NC State

WTEN: Wolfpack Defeats College of Charleston, 7-0

Posted February 16

— The NC State women's tennis team won its fifth straight match to open the 2014 season with a decisive 7-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The Wolfpack (5-0) now enters ACC play with an unblemished record for the second consecutive year.

Joelle Kissell and Sophie Nelson helped the Pack get off on the right foot on Sunday, clinching the crucial doubles point with their 8-4 win over Kelly Kambourelis and Mara Argyriou. Up 5-4, Kissell and Nelson won a crucial break point to go up 6-4, before breezing through the final two points to claim victory.

Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez teamed together to win their match from the No. 1 doubles position, 8-1, over Katherine Schofield and Jenny Falcone. Hande and Martinez are now a perfect 4-0 on the year from the top doubles spot. In the third doubles match, Christy Sipes and Natalia Janowicz dropped an 8-0 decision to the Cougar duo of Samantha Maddox and Jamie Harrell.

In singles play, Martinez started out of the gate fast for the Wolfpack, winning easily over Argyriou 6-0, 6-0. From there, Kissell bounced back with her first singles victory in her last three matches, taking down Kambourelis 6-2, 6-1 while Liza Fieldsend won a hard-fought match 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2 to earn the match-clinching point for the Pack.

With their wins in their respective matches, Kissell is now seven singles victories away from setting the all-time NC State record for career singles wins with 60, while Fieldsend improves to 4-0 in singles play and a combined 8-0 in both singles and doubles action on the year.

In No. 5 singles action, Hande defeated Schofield 6-4, 6-2 while Nelson took down Grace Baker from the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-0 to earn the final two points on the afternoon for the Wolfpack.

For its next match, NC State will host ACC newcomer Syracuse in the Orange's first official match as part of the ACC. The match will be played on Friday, Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

#45 NC State 7, College of Charleston 0
- Singles competition
1. Joelle Kissell (ST) def. Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Rachael James-Baker (ST) def. Brooke McAmis (COFC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5
3. Nicole Martinez (ST) def. Mara Argyriou (COFC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Liza Fieldsend (ST) def. Samantha Maddox (COFC) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2
5. Elisha Hande (ST) def. Katherine Schofield (COFC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Sophie Nelson (ST) def. Grace Baker (COFC) 6-2, 6-0
- Doubles competition
1. Elisha Hande / Nicole Martinez (ST) def. Katherine Schofield/Jenny Falcone (COFC) 8-1
2. Joelle Kissell / Sophie Nelson (ST) def. Kelly Kambourelis/Mara Argyriou (COFC) 8-4
3. Samantha Maddox/Jamie Harrell (COFC) def. Christy Sipes / Natalia Janowicz (ST) 8-0
- Match Notes:
College of Charleston 2-3
NC State 5-0; National ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,4,2,5,6)

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • NFL: Oakland at Green Bay

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: The Barclays

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: New Orleans at Indianapolis

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Norfolk

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • NFL: Panthers at New England

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • HighSchoolOT.com Wrap-up Show

    Saturday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: San Francisco at Washington

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
MIA 4
TEX 5
Final
PHI 4
SEA 3
Final
MIL 5
TOR 9
Final
OAK 5
NYM 8
Final
WAS 3
ARI 2
Final
PIT 3
ATL 2
Final
NYY 2
HOU 5
Final
TAM 0
DET 6
Final
BOS 3
ANA 8
Final
STL 7
CIN 3
Final
CHC 3
SFG 8
Final
CWS 3
BAL 4
Final
MIN 0
CLE 5
Final
COL 5
KAN 2
Final
LOS 1
SDP 4
1:05pm Today
NYY
HOU
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
DET
 
4:05pm Today
WAS
ARI
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
ANA
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
SFG
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
SDP
 
7:30pm Tonight
PHI
PIT
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR