The North Carolina State University women's tennis concludes its historic season after having its best result ever in its NCAA postseason tournament. The team began its program with a preseason ranking of third in the country, setting a new mark for the highest preseason ranking in program history.
Since February 26, 2019, the national team's ranking has remained in the top 16. During the regular season from January 21 to April 16, the team was in 24 games. Only four of those have resulted in losses, matching the number of regular season losses recorded in the past two years (2021 and 2022).
The strength of the schedule from the regular season proved to support the team's dominance as they powered through all three matches of the ACC Tournament. In those three games, only one point was dropped to opponents as they defeated No.
25 Florida State 4-0, No. 20 Georgia Tech 5-0, and No. 1 North Carolina 4-1. In a local triangle thriller, NC State faced North Carolina in the championship match. A few weeks prior, the Tarheels secured a 7-0 authority over the Wolfpack but it was the red-and-white who walked away with their first-ever ACC Championship.
For the first time in 24 years, the Tar Heel reign was broken in the series. Diana Shnaider also defeated the No. 1 player in the country (Fiona Crawley) on court one in straight sets. In the NCAA, in the first round of 64, NC State defeated South Carolina State 4-0 to play No.
25 Kansas the following day in the second round and also post the same score over the Jayhawks. Both wins secured a super regional hosting for the team for the second year in a row. The following weekend the Wolfpack hosted No.
18 Auburn, a 4-0 decision resulted in the team securing their trip to Orlando, Fla. for the Elite Eight match against No. 12 Iowa State. After a late night nailbiter finish, the red-and-white came out on top over the Cyclones to move on to the Final Four where they met Stanford for the first time in program history.
Another 4-0 score secured the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Championship match. For the third time in a season, the Wolfpack and Tar Heels met yet again to battle it out. After a back and forth fight, No. 1 North Carolina emerged victorious with the trophy.
Abiout the NC State
The North Carolina State University is a public US university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The university was founded on March 7, 1887 as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and later became the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering in 1918; it assumed its current name only in 1962.
By number of students it is the largest university in the state and is one of the three universities that form the Research Triangle (the others are Duke and North Carolina in Chapel Hill). The NC State Wolfpack, which is part of NCAA Division I, is affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Basketball, baseball, and American football are the major sports, home games being played at Carter-Finley Stadium and indoors at the PNC Arena.
Photo credits: North Carolina State University website
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