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NC State men’s tennis suffers early-season setback

After an impressive season-opening doubleheader sweep, the No

NC State showed promise in a number of the other singles matches early on in the round,

38 ranked pair of senior Martins Rocens and sophomore Fons Van Sambeek captured the first of the Pack’

While the Wildcats took the third doubles court, senior Robin Catry and junior Luca Staeheli cruised to

But that was right where the Pack’s momentum stalled out and Northwestern’s jumpstarted

122 ranked fifth-year senior Rafa Izquierdo Luque, who lost 3-6, 5-7 on court one

Next, Catry fell 5-7, 5-7, and just like that, the two sides were tied at 2-2

Northwestern had to battle for its remaining two courts, but pulled through all the same

It came down to redshirt sophomore Braden Shick, who’s been known for delivering in the clutch

With Shick’s loss on court four, Northwestern had clinched the upset win at 4-2 after its

Even though Van Sambeek eventually won 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 on court six, the sophomore’s win was

NC State will return home for its next match and will look to rebound after a lackluster