N.C. State men’s tennis falls to Washington in NCAA tournament

From News ReleasesMay 12, 2012 

— Washington eliminated N.C. State in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships at Pepperdine 4-1.

The Wolfpack grabbed an early lead in the match by sweeping the top two doubles matches. Pack Senior Jaime Pulgar and freshman Robbie Mudge beat Emmett Egger and Matt Stith 8-3 at No. 2.

Seniors Dominic Hodgson and Julian Sullivan beat Marton Bots and Kyle McMorrow 9-8 (3) to take the doubles point.

In singles, the Huskies overwhelmed the middle of the Pack lineup, taking three of four victories in straight sets.

Pulgar, was leading his match at No. 1 singles against Kyle McMorrow when Washington clinched the victory and the match was discontinued.

Women’s Tennis

No. 7 North Carolina advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship for the 12th year in a row with a 4-0 victory over Richmond Friday in Chapel Hill.

Haley Hemm, Tessa Lyons and Caroline Price were singles winners for the Tar Heels, who will face Arizona Saturday at 3 p.m. for a spot in the round of 16 in Athens, Ga.

The Tar Heels took the doubles point with an 8-0 win from Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale and an 8-1 win by Jennifer Stone and Zoe De Bruycker.

Softball

Jasmin Harrell held the ACC’s top-scoring offense to just one run as No. 4 seed Virginia Tech upset No. 1 North Carolina 4-1 in the semifinals of the ACC Championship in Chapel Hill.

Harrell limited the Tar Heel offense to four hits and one unearned run. She finished the game with eight strikeouts.

North Carolina starter Lori Spingola (31-10) threw a complete game and allowed three earned runs on seven hits. She struck out four.

Leadoff hitter Lauren Gaskill got the Hokies’ offense going quickly in the first inning. The freshman outfielder reached on an infield hit, advanced to second on a sacrifice from Kylie McGoldrick, and scored on a single from Kelsey Mericka.

The Tar Heels evened the score in the second inning. After stealing second and moving to third on a passed ball, pinch runner Tisha Mahon crossed the plate after Amber Parrish drove a single to left field.

Virginia Tech scored two runs to go up 3-1 in the top of the third, a lead they would not relinquish.

Georgia Tech 9, Florida State 1: In the other semifinal, the Yellow Jackets combined for 11 hits and starting pitcher Hope Rush didn’t surrender a hit through 52/3 innings as Georgia Tech advanced to Saturday’s final.

Women’s Golf

Playing with only four golfers on Friday in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at State College, Pa., third-seeded Duke registered the second-best round of the day to move from 11th to fifth with 18 holes remaining.

The Blue Devils posted a five-over-par 293 for the day and have a 36-hole total of 595, 13 shots behind leader South Carolina

Lindy Duncan leads Duke with a 145 entering the final round. She is tied for sixth. She is seven shots behind Katerina Ruzickova of Texas A&M who is at four-under with a two-day total of 140.

Duke’s Courtney Ellenbogen collected her second round of even par on the season as she notched three birdies, three bogeys and 12 pars in the afternoon. She sits a 148 for the tournament.

Track and Field

Saint Augustine’s men’s outdoor track and field squad was named men’s team of the year, and former Falcons’ standout Orlando Duffus was named male athlete of the year at the Historically Black College and Universities Awards ceremony at Bowie State.

St. Augustine’s collected its 15th straight CIAA title this season.

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