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NC State Defeats Clemson 4-3 in Season Finale

NC State Defeats Clemson 4-3 in Season Finale

April 15, 2012

RALEIGH, NC – Jamie Pulgar defeated the Tigers’ Yannick Maden at number-one singles in clinching the match and leading N.C. State to a 4-3 win over Clemson in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference tennis match at Raleigh, NC Sunday afternoon.

N.C. State, ranked 42nd nationally by the ITA improves to 19-8 overall and 5-6 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 9-13 overall, 5-6 in league play. Both teams will participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on April 19-22, in Cary, NC.

After N.C. State won the doubles point, Clemson won the next three singles matches. Clemson’s Gerardo Meza defeated Dominic Hodgson 6-1, 6-4 at the number-two slot to even the team score, 1-1. The Tigers’ Zachary Rigsby defeated Dave Thomson 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 at number-six singles. Dominique Maden defeated Austin Powell of N.C. State in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead.

From this point, N.C. State rallied and won the next three matches. Robbie Mudge defeated Clemson’s Hunter Harrington 6-3, 6-4 at number five singles. Julian Sullivan of N.C. State won over Ayrton Wibowo at number three singles 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7).

With the match tied, Pulgar was victorious over Yannick Maden at the number-one singles contest, claiming the team victory for the Wolfpack.

Pairings for the ACC Championships will be set on Monday.

#42 N.C. State 4, Clemson 3

Doubles 1. Yannick Maden/Zachary Rigsby (CU) d. Robbie Mudge/Jaime Pulgar (NCS) 8-3 2. Dominic Hodgson/Julian Sullivan (NCS) d. Cedric Willems/Ayrton Wibowo (CU) 8-6 3. Dave Thomson/Sean Weber (NCSU) d. Dominique Maden/Wes Moran (CU) 9-8 (8-6) Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles 1. No. 61 Jaime Pulgar (NCS) d. No. 75 Yannick Maden (CU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 2. Gerardo Meza (CU) d. Dominic Hodgson (NCS) 6-1, 6-4 3. Julian Sullivan (NCS) d. Ayrton Wibowo (CU) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7) 4. Dominique Maden (CU) d. Austin Powell (NCS) 6-4, 6-2 5. Robbie Mudge (NCS) d. Hunter Harrington (CU) 6-3, 6-4 6. Zachary Rigsby (CU) d. Dave Thomson (NCS) 7-6, 6-0 Order of finish: 2, 6, 4, 5, 3, 1