North Carolina State University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The fourteenth-ranked NC State women's tennis team will welcome South Carolina State to Raleigh on Saturday, May 4, to open the first round of the NCAA ChampionshipsTh at 2 p.m. from the JW Isenhour Tennis Center.

Along with South Carolina State, the Wolfpack hosts South Carolina and Old Dominion, who face off against the Wolfpack on Saturday at 11 a.m. The winners of the two games advance to the second round on Sunday, May 5thTh, at 2 p.m

Game information:

All weekend games are free and free parking is available nearby. The first round match will be streamed live on TrackTennis, coverage from Cracked Raquets is here, and live results are available here on StatBroadcast.

Event parking:

Due to final events on campus, parking permits are not required for this weekend's games. Parking is available nearby in the West Parking Deck and the Sullivan Lot.

This is the second straight year that NC State and South Carolina State will face each other in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack goes 4-0 to begin its run to its first-ever NCAA Championship game.

In last year's game, the Wolf Pack won one-two Sophie Abrams And Abigail Renchelias well as Amelia Rajecki And Nell Miller. Gina Dittmann is the only returnee from last year's game to record a result, winning 6-1, 6-0 at sixth place. Abrams, Rajecki and Rencheli all went unfinished in singles play.

South Carolina State enters the matchup as MEAC champions. The Lady Bulldogs have a 16-4 record and this is their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and their 18thTh in school history.

Wins on Saturday and Sunday would tie the winningest head coach in program history, Simon Earnshaw200 career wins at NC State.

Playing in the NCAA Tournament over the past four seasons, the Wolf Pack is 10-0 in NCAA Tournament games at the JW Isenhour Tennis Center. (The NCAA Tournament during the 2020 season was not played)

The Wolf Pack goes into the opening round with 14 playersTh in the nation and are led by three individual singles players, including the nation's second-best player, Amelia Rajecki. Rajecki received and is supported by the highest ranking in program history Anna Zyryanova at 62 and Rencheli at 71.

In doubles was the senior-freshman duo Rajecki and Maddy Zampardo are 12Th in the country, followed by Abrams and Zyryanova with 29.

Rajecki and Zyryanova will compete in both doubles and singles at the singles championships May 20-25 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Anna Harden

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