N.C. State remained undefeated on the season by completing the sweep against Sunday’s doubleheader opponents, Michigan State and N.C. Central. The Wolfpack won nine singles and four doubles matches.
In its 4-1 victory over Michigan State, The Wolfpack started strong by winning the doubles point. Austin Powell and Simon Norenius defeated Michigan State’s Mac Roy and Mike Dube 6-1. After Ian Dempster and Robbie Mudge dropped their first doubles match of the season, Nick Horton and Thomas Weigel rallied to win 7-5 and claim the doubles point.
For the second consecutive match, Powell picked up N.C. State’s first singles point with a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 76 Gijs Linders.
In a 7-0 win against N.C. Central, the Wolfpack won the doubles point when the duo of Horton and Weigel captured their second consecutive match with a 6-1 win. Mudge and Dempster would follow with a 6-4 win.
Duke: The second-ranked women opened the dual match season with a hard-fought victory on the road, defeating William & Mary, 4-3, in Williamsburg, Va. The win marks the eighth straight season the Blue Devils opened dual match play with a victory.
N.C. State: The team came up short, falling at No. 3 Missouri, 29-10 in Columbia, Mo.
The Pack was forced to forfeit the first bout of the day at 133 pounds, and the Tigers kept the lead the entire dual after gaining those six points.