NCAA Mens Tennis

NC State improves to 2-0 in the ACC with road win over Georgia Tech

NC State improves to 2-0 in the ACC with road win over Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA The NC State men’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match and second straight in the ACC after a 4-2 road win over Georgia Tech.
With the win the Pack improves to 8-4 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Doubles (NC State 1, Georgia Tech 0)
The duo of Braden Shick and Fons Van Sambeek continue to roll, jumping out to a 6-2 win over Brandon McKinney and Elias Shokry. It was the fourth straight win for the two.
No. 50 Robin Catry and Luca Staeheli locked up the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Keshav Chopra and Rohan Sachdev.
Singles (NC State 3, Georgia Tech 2)
The Yellow Jackets took the first two singles matches to go up 2-1, riding the hot hand of their two ranked players.
No. 34 Andres Martin knocked off No. 75 Rafa Izquierdo 6-3, 6-4 in a showdown of the top two singles. Georgia Tech’s Marcus McDaniel, ranked No. 47, defeated Damien Salvestre, 6-4, 6-1 to put the Yellow Jackets ahead 2-1.
Shick got the momentum back on the side of NC State, getting a ranked win over No. 85 Keshav Chopra (6-2, 6-2).
NC State rounded out the day with wins from Luca Staeheli – over Rohan Sachdev – and Fons Van Sambeek to finish the day. 


Order of finish: (1,2,3,4,6)


1 – No. 34 Andres Martin def. No. 75 Rafa Izquierdo Luque (NCSU), 6-3, 6-4


2 – No. 47 Marcus McDaniel def. Damien Salvestre (NCSU), 6-4, 6-1


3 – Braden Shick (NCSU) def. No. 85 Keshav Chopra, 6-2, 6-2


4 – Luca Staeheli (NCSU) def. Rohan Sachdev, 6-0, 6-4


5 – Robin Catry (NCS) vs. Elias Shokry, 6-1, 5-7, unfinished 


6 – Fons Van Sambeek (NCSU) def. Robert Bauer, 6-2, 6-4


Order of finish: (3,2)


1 – No. 39 Rafa Izquierdo Luque/Joe Wayand vs. No. 21 Andres Martin/Marcus McDaniel, 2-5 unfinished 


2 – No. 50 Robin Catry/Luca Staeheli (NCSU) def. Keshav Chopra/Rohan Sachdev, 6-1


3 – Braden Shick/Fons Van Sambeek (NCSU) def. Brandon McKinney/Elias Shokry, 6-2


Up next: NC State welcomes Miami on March 10. 




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