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NC State Men’s Tennis Advances to ACC Semifinal for 1st Time in Program History

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DURHAM, N.C. – The NC State men’s tennis team is headed to the ACC Championship semifinals for the first time in program history. The 20th-ranked Wolfpack defeated No. 29 Miami, 4-2, in the ACC quarterfinals Friday morning inside the Sheffield Tennis Center.

With the victory, the Pack improved to 18-9 on the year, marking the most wins in a single season since the 2016 dual match campaign during which it also won 18 matches. It was also NC State’s fourth consecutive win, making the Pack’s current winning streak its longest of the 2019 season.

The Wolfpack has now defeated Miami in its last three meetings against the Hurricanes, and the win was NC State’s seventh over a ranked opponent this season.

NC State will now turn its attention to the semifinal round, where it will face No. 1 seed Wake Forest on Saturday morning. The semifinal match is set for a 10 a.m. start at the Cary Tennis Park.

MATCH RECAP:
NC State kicked off the outing by claiming the doubles point for the fourth match in a row.

Igor Saveljic and Ivan Saveljic cruised past Miami’s Bojan Jankulovski and Dane Dunlap, beating the Hurricane duo by a 6-1 score. It marked the ninth doubles victory in a row for the Wolfpack brothers, as they have compiled an impressive 9-1 clip against ACC opponents this season.

In a competitive contest on court one, the 42nd-ranked Wolfpack duo of Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden managed to pick up the first break of the match to take a 4-3 lead. The pair went on to defeat Adria Soriano Barrera and Stephen Madonia by a 6-4 score to clinch the doubles point for the Pack.

Tadas Babelis extended the Pack’s lead in singles action with a solid win in straight sets. His 6-1, 6-3 decision over Dunlap put NC State up 2-0 as a team.

Igor added a solid straight-sets win over Francisco Bastias on court two, as his 6-4, 6-3 victory put the Wolfpack a match away from the clinch at 3-0.

Miami drew back within one as it picked up a pair of singles wins on courts one and four, and the remaining matches on courts five and six extended into third sets.

Georgiy Malyshev and Yannai Barkai both split sets on their courts but managed to take quick control of their third sets. It was Malyshev who clinched the semifinals berth for the Wolfpack as the senior powered his way to the 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Miami’s William Grattan-Smith.

UP NEXT:
NC State will continue ACC Championship action on Saturday morning as it faces Wake Forest in the semifinals at 10 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Park.

RESULTS:
No. 20 NC State 4, No. 29 Miami 2
Doubles
Order of finish: (2, 1)
1. #42 Alexis Galarneau/Michael Ogden (NC State) def. Adria Soriano Barrera/Stephen Madonia (Miami) 6-4
2. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (NC State) def. Bojan Jankulovski/Dane Dunlap (Miami) 6-1
3. Tadas Babelis/Yannai Barkai (NC State) vs. Franco Aubone/Francisco Bastias (Miami) 5-4, unfinished

Singles
Order of finish: (3, 2, 4, 1, 5)
1. #42 Adria Soriano Barrera (Miami) def. #21 Alexis Galarneau (NC State) 6-4, 6-4
2. Igor Saveljic (NC State) def. Francisco Bastias (Miami) 6-4, 6-3
3. Tadas Babelis (NC State) def. Dane Dunlap (Miami) 6-1, 6-3
4. #81 Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) def. Robert Turzak (NC State) 6-2, 6-4
5. Yannai Barkai (NC State) vs. Franco Aubone (Miami) 7-5, 6-7 (5), 4-1, unfinished
6. Georgiy Malyshev (NC State) def. William Grattan-Smith (Miami) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4

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NC State vs. Ball State will be a BLACK OUT

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NC State will be wearing ALL BLACK on Saturday night in their Week 3 game against Ball State at 7pm.

Last year, NC State lost 27-23 in ALL BLACK to Wake Forest on Thursday night, which was their first loss in ALL BLACK, winning the previous three games through the years.

In 2017, the Wolfpack wore their “BLACK Howl” uniforms against #17 Louisville on Thursday night, and took down the Cardinals 39-25.

The Wolfpack also wore ALL BLACK in a 35-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky in 2015.

In 2014, NC State beat Old Dominion 46-34 in ALL BLACK.

The Wolfpack wore BLACK jersey’s in tandem with RED pants and RED helmets against Louisville in 2015, slipping 13-20 in the rain.

In 2011, NC State wore BLACK jerseys and pants, with RED helmets in a 38-24 victory over Central Michigan.

As far as I can tell, NC State is 3-0 when wearing ALL BLACK heading into Thursday nights matchup against the Demon Deacons.

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NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Rank in Top-15 in Preseason Polls

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For the 1st time since 2007, NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams are ranked in the Top-15 in the Preseason Poll.

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The Women’s team won their third straight ACC Championship last year, and the Men finished 3rd. The ladies finished 13th at the NCAA Championships last year, and the fellas finished 11th.

The Women’s Cross-Country team are in the Preseason Top-15 for the 4th year in a row, and the Men find their way in the Top-15 at the start of the year for the first time since 2014.

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Money Magazine Ranks NC State as the 40th Best College for the Money

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Recently Money Magazine ranked the best colleges in America for the money heading into the 2019-20 school year, public and private, and NC State is ranked 40th. Behind Duke, they are the ranked as the 2nd best school in North Carolina, and the #1 Public School.

Going to college shouldn’t mean a lifetime of debt. To find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability, MONEY weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings. Explore our list, then build your own. (Money)

Here’s what they had to say about North Carolina State University:

North Carolina State University is a school with deep-rooted tradition and local pride. In fact, many current students have parents and grandparents who are NC State alumni. Probably best known for its agricultural science program, as well as its science research majors, NC State offers its 34,000 students some 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Take your pick from animal science, extension education, forest management, meteorology, poultry science, textile engineering, and more. With its location in Raleigh, there’s always plenty to do, both on campus and off. Hundreds of student clubs are constantly recruiting on the Brickyard, State’s central quad, and Greek parties run late into the night. But nothing brings the community together as much as cheering for NC State’s Division I sports teams, embroiled in a century-old rivalry with nearby UNC. Students and professors go all out, dressing in red, roasting pigs at tailgating sessions, and pitching tents in parking lots before games. When it’s time to study, the Learning Commons offers a quiet escape. Undergrads say that professors are attentive and almost always available. The university has a solid 79% graduation rate, which is slightly higher than would be expected based on the academic preparation and economic background of NC State Raleigh’s students, according to MONEY’s calculations. In their first three years after graduating, alumni tend to earn an average salary of $55,800, according to PayScale. (Money)

 

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CNBC Ranks NC State #22 Public University that Pays off the Most

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CNBC released a report this week exploring the Top-50 U.S. Colleges (Private & Public) that pay off the most. To understand all of the details that went into their calculations, click here, but in a nutshell, they calculated the net cost to attend each college, and divided it by a graduates expected annual earnings.

NC State ranked 22nd out of all the Public Universities nationally.

NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a public university that enrolls roughly 35,479 students. The public university is known for its veterinary medicine program.

Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $13,244
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience: $55,800
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience: $104,700
Salary average, early and mid career: $80,250

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Other ACC schools represented on the list:

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5. Georgia Tech

17. Virginia

22. NC State

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10. Duke

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