College Notebook

Area tennis players headed to NCAA singles, doubles championships

News ServicesMay 2, 2013 

— The NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tennis subcommittees have selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the respective championships at Urbana, Ill. from May 22-27.

In men’s singles, Duke’s Henrique Cunha, Michael Redlicki and Fred Saba and North Carolina’s Esben Hess-Olesen were at-large selections.

In doubles, ACC champions Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler will be joined by the Duke pair of Michael Redlicki and Jason Tahir and N.C. State partners Dave Thomson and Sean Weber.

In women’s singles, UNC’s Gina Suarez-Malaguti earned the ACC’s automatic bid. Her teammates Zoe De Bruycker, Whitney Kay and Caroline Price as well as Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and N.C. State’s Joelle Kissell were at-large selections.

Goldfeld also earned a bid in doubles along with partner Mary Clayton by virtue of winning the ACC. UNC’s Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay were chosen as doubles alternates.

All matches will be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels have signed Brayden Schnur to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 school year, the school announded.


N.C. State: For the second consecutive year, N.C. State sophomores Trea Turner and Carlos Rodon will suit up for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, as announced Wednesday afternoon.

Turner returns to Team USA after leading the squad in hits, runs, walks, and on-base percentage a year ago.

Rodon made five appearances for Team USA in 2012, going 2-0 over 19 innings pitched.

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