Feb. 25, 2013
CARY, N.C. -
No. 46 Long Beach State was unable to make it three wins in a row over ranked opponents, falling 6-1 to No. 73 North Carolina State Sunday morning.
In their third match in as many days, the 49ers (8-2) were unable to gain the doubles point as Klaudia Malenovska and Sarah Cantlay fell 8-5 to Joelle Kissell and Tatiana Illova at the No. 1 spot and Anne-Sophie Willems and Hazuki Onaga lost 8-4 to Chloe Smith and Sophie Nelson.
In singles play, the Wolfpack (6-0) gained another point at the No. 1 spot when No. 40 Joelle Kissel won 6-0, 6-3 over Klaudia Malenovksa. Down 2-0, LBSU gained their first point of the day when Sarah Cantlay defeated Nicole Martinez 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot. However, that would be the only point the 49ers would score as NC State went on to win the four following matches.
LBSU will restart conference play next Saturday with a pivotal match-up at No. 50 UC Irvine. Match play will begin at 11 a.m.
1. Joelle Kissell/Tatiana Illova (NCSU) def. Klaudia Malenovska/Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) 8-5
2. Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NCSU) vs. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 6-5, unfinished
3. Chloe Smith/Sophie Nelson (NCSU) vs. Anne-Sophie Willems/Hazuki Onaga (LBSU) 8-4
1. No. 40 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Tatiana Illova (NCSU) def. Ebba Unden (LBSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Nicole Martinez (NCSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Rachael James-Baker (NCSU) def. Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Elisha Hande (NCSU) def. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Chloe Smith (NCSU) def. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
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