North Carolina State University will host the 2023 Fall College Ranked Spotlight


North Carolina State University will host the 2023 Fall College Ranked Spotlight
North Carolina State University will host the 2023 Fall College Ranked Spotlight ©

The North Carolina State University women's tennis team will host the 2023 Fall College Ranked Spotlight. This will be the third consecutive year NC State has hosted the tournament, and the Wolfpack will welcome 16 additional teams this weekend.

Last season, NC State women's tennis saw success across the board in the College Fall Ranking Spotlight, highlighted by Rajecki, who won the A2 singles draw with a perfect 5-0 weekend that included taking first place seeded in the draw.

The team played a total of 24 combined singles and doubles matches, winning 14 of a possible 19 singles matches and posting a mark of 3-2 in doubles overall.

The tournament will last four days, with Thursday's doubles matches being played on the NC State campus and the remaining matches scheduled at Cary Tennis Park.

NC State is one of 17 teams competing this weekend along with Arizona State, Auburn, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF, USC and Virginia.

Of the 17 teams competing this weekend, all 17 finished the 2022-23 season ranked in the top 50 nationally.

The tournament format will consist of two singles draws with backdraws and the doubles will be played in a four-pod format.

NC State will send seven players, three of whom are in the 2023 preseason national singles rankings. Amelia Rajecki (No. 10), Abigail Rencheli (No. 72), Sophie Abrams (No. 110), Gina Dittmann and Anna Zyryanova will also join to them in singles play.

At the same time, freshmen Maddy Zampardo and Gabriella Broadfoot will participate in the round-robin tournament.

The No. 1 preseason doubles team. 43 composed by Rajecki and Zampardo will see the action together with the pairs of Abrams and Zyryanova, Rencheli and Broadfoot.

Rencheli and Abrams also put together solid appearances over the weekend, with Rencheli going 2-2 in singles matches and defeating two ranked opponents. Abrams also found success last weekend, going 3-2 in singles matches.

About 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

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