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#20 NC State Men’s Tennis Falls to #1 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Semifinals

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CARY, N.C. – After reaching the semifinal round of the ACC Championship for the first time in program history, the NC State men’s tennis team saw its run at the conference tournament come to an end as it was defeated by top-seeded Wake Forest, 4-2, Saturday at the Cary Tennis Park.

The decision moves the Wolfpack to 18-10 on the season, while the Demon Deacons improve to 28-3.

A competitive doubles point came down to a tiebreaker on the deciding court.

42nd-ranked Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden defeated No. 64 Alan Gojiev and Borna Gojo 6-4 on court one after Wake Forest took the first match on court three.

The decision came down to a matchup between NC State’s Igor Saveljic and Ivan Saveljic and Wake Forest’s Bar Botzer and Petros Chrysochos. The No. 41 Demon Deacon duo managed to take the 7-6 (4) win to clinch the doubles point for Wake Forest.

Robert Turzak got NC State on the board with a quick 6-1, 6-1 singles victory over Robert Cungu. Georgiy Malyshev was also able to notch a straight-sets win over Siddhant Banthia as his 6-4, 7-6 (5) decision added the Wolfpack’s second team point of the outing.

Wake Forest earned wins on courts two, three and five to advance to the ACC Championship finals.

UP NEXT:
NC State will await the NCAA Selection Show, which will be aired on NCAA.com at 6 p.m. on April 29.

RESULTS:
No. 4 Wake Forest 4, No. 20 NC State 2
Doubles
Order of finish: (3, 1, 2)
1. #42 Alexis Galarneau/Michael Ogden (NC State) ddef. #64 Alan Gadjiev/Borna Gojo (Wake Forest) 6-4
2. #41 Bar Botzer/Petros Chrysochos (Wake Forest) def. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (NC State) 7-6 (4)
3. Siddhant Banthia/Melios Efstathiou (Wake Forest) def. Tadas Babelis/Yannai Barkai (NC State) 6-4

Singles
Order of finish: (4, 2, 5, 6, 3)
1. #21 Alexis Galarneau (NC State) vs. #14 Borna Gojo (Wake Forest) 6-7 (6), 6-4, 0-2, unfinished
2. #4 Petros Chrysochos (Wake Forest) def. Igor Saveljic (NC State) 6-3, 6-2
3. #34 Bar Botzer (Wake Forest) def. Tadas Babelis (NC State) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1
4. Robert Turzak (NC State) def. Rrezart Cungu (Wake Forest) 6-1, 6-1
5. Melios Efstathiou (Wake Forest) def. Yannai Barkai (NC State) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
6. Georgiy Malyshev (NC State) def. Siddhant Banthia (Wake Forest) 6-4, 7-6 (5)

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NC State Helping Make 500,000 Surgical Masks Per Day

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NC State’s Nonwoven Institute is currently using two of it’s production lines to produce materials for the creation of face masks for the use of medical workers as they fight Covid-19.

According to Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of NWI, Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for industry research and extension and William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, the materials being made can create a face mask that can be cleaned and reused.

“Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we took the spunbond technology and created a new generation of unique filters that have excellent filtering capability and can potentially be reused after cleaning with peroxide, or potentially alcohol solution,” Pourdeyhimi said. “Because these materials are strong, unlike classical meltblown filters, they can also be cut and sewn by traditional techniques.” (NCSU)

Currently, NC State is roughly able to create material for roughly 500,000 surgical face masks per day.

Within the next month when new machinery arrives, NC State will be able to create the actual face masks on their Centennial Campus, to provide to local medical workers.

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NC State Sweeps 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards

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NC State continued their dominance in Men’s Swimming & Diving in 2020, sweeping the 2020 ACC Awards yesterday.

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Stewart, a Senio, has now one the ACC Swimmer of the Year award two years in a row. At the ACC championships, he won the 100 & 200 backstrokes (2nd straight), and was part of the 1st-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.

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This has almost become a lock annually for Holloway, winning the award in 7 of the last 8 years. The Men’s Swimming & Diving team won their 6th consecutive ACC Championship this year.

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Brady, a Senior, was a finalist in all 3 diving events at the ACC Championships, winning the 3-meter springboard competition.

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Colts Plan to Hold On to Jacoby Brissett Despite Adding Philip Rivers

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Last week NC State legend Philip Rivers signed a 1-year $25 million with the Indianapolis Colts. This move led many to wonder if another former Wolfpack Quarterback Jacoby Brissett would still have a spot in Indy, or if he would be traded.

Apparently the Colts want to keep both Wolfpack QB’s on their roster.

Indy must have no qualms financially, because they are keeping Brissett on the roster, despite the fact his pay will equal $21.375 million salary cap hit.

2020 will equal be the final year of Brissett’s 2-year $30 million contract.

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FULL HIGHLIGHTS: NC State obliterates #6 Duke, 88-66

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NC State played their most complete game of the season, out-playing the #6 Blue Devils from tip to buzzer, resulting in a stunning 88-66 victory.
Three Pack players scored over 20 points, led by senior Markell Johnson with 28 (Daniels had 25 and Funderburk had 21. The Pack shot a solid 45% from the floor and a sizzling 60% from beyond the arc. NC State outrebounded Duke 36-27.

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