RALEIGH N.C. State men’s tennis team opened the first day of competition at the Wolfpack Invitational by winning seven of eight singles matches against William & Mary at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.
Junior Austin Powell captured the first match of the day with a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Will Juggins to record his team-leading 11th victory of the season.
Senior Sean Weber gave the Wolfpack its second victory against Ben Guthrie, 6-4, 6-5 (1). Junior Robbie Mudge rallied after dropping the first set of his match against Damon Niquet to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Sophomore Simon Norenius downed Scott Huang, 6-0, 6-2, while junior Beck Bond collected his fifth victory of the season against Austin Davidow, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Nick Horton rallied to beat the Tribe’s John Banks, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, while freshman Ryan Newman cruised to victory in his match against Zach Braig, 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Thomas Weigel suffered the Wolfpack’s only loss falling to Ben Hoogland 6-5 (6), 6-5 (2).
Duke: Assistant director of athletics for football operations Tony Sales was named one of three finalists for the Footballscoop.com Director of Football Operations of the Year award, the website announced. Candidates from Ohio and Oregon State were also named finalists.
East Carolina: The Pirates added N.C. Central to their 2014 nonconference schedule for Aug. 30 in Greenville. The school also released tentative playing dates for its other three nonconference contests this fall: At South Carolina (Sept. 6), at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13) and North Carolina (Sept. 20).
N.C. Central: Coach Jerry Mack announced his first coaching staff.
The coach has retained the services of Mike Mendenhall (special teams coordinator/linebackers) and Andre George (cornerbacks) from the previous staff, and welcomes the return of former assistant and defensive back Adrian Jones (running backs), who coached Southern Durham to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-AA title last season.
Mack’s new hires include Granville Eastman (defensive coordinator/safeties), Chris Buckner (recruiting coordinator/wide receivers), T.C. Taylor (quarterbacks), Jason Onyebuagu (offensive line), Mike McCarthy (tight ends), and Jon Bradley (assistant defensive line). Onyebuagu coached with North Carolina for the 2011-12 season.
Jashell Mitchell was named director of football operations.
Mack will serve as offensive coordinator. He plans to finalize his staff with the addition of one more position coach.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: The Wolfpack picked up a pair of victories over Villanova at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center. The men earned a 166-101 win to improve to 4-3 on the season. The women won 175-104 to improve to 6-2.
N.C. State: Emily Harris was added to the roster for the fall season, coach Bryan Bunn announced. The addition of Harris to the program brings the recruiting class to five players.