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Duke Falls to NC State, 4-1
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/10/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 49 Duke men’s tennis team fell to No. 22 NC State, 4-1, at home in Ambler Tennis Stadium Wednesday afternoon.

The Blue Devils fell to 10-12 overall and 4-7 in ACC play, while the Wolfpack improved to 16-9 overall and 7-4 in conference action.

In doubles play, Wolfpack duo Igor Savelijic and Ivan Savelijic defeated senior Catalin Mateas and sophomore Sean Sculley 6-3 on court two. On court one, seniors Jason Lapidus and Vincent Lin trailed 5-2 to No. 57 Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden. The senior pair stormed back, winning three straight games to tie it up at 5-5. Galarneau and Ogden bounced back, winning the next two and taking court one 7-5, clinching the doubles point for NC State. Juniors Spencer Furman and Robert Levine were winning 6-6 (4-1) over Georgiy Malyshev and Tadas Babelis before doubles was called.

In singles action, Malyshev put NC State up 2-0 with a court six, 6-2, 6-0 victory over junior Samir Agadi. Igor Savelijic brought the Wolfpack within one point of clinching with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Mateas on court two.

Sculley put the Blue Devils on the board with a straight-set 6-2, 6-3 win over Barkai on court four. The win was Sculley’s third straight and he improved his overall dual singles record to 6-7 on the year. The Wolfpack clinched the match on court three, as Babelis prevailed over Levine 6-3, 6-4.

Duke finishes the regular season Sunday, hosting No. 29 Florida State for senior day. The Blue Devils will host NC Central at 6 p.m. following their match with the Seminoles


Tennis Match Results
NC State vs Duke
Apr 10, 2019 at Durham, N.C.
(Ambler Tennis Stadium)
#22 NC State 4, #49 Duke 1
Singles competition
1. Spencer Furman (DU) vs. #22 Alexis Galarneau (NCST) 2-6, 3-4, unfinished
2. Igor Saveljic (NCST) def. Catalin Mateas (DU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Tadas Babelis (NCST) def. Robert Levine (DU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Sean Sculley (DU) def. Yannai Barkai (NCST) 6-2, 6-3
5. Jason Lapidus (DU) vs. Robert Turzak (NCST) 4-6, 4-2, unfinished
6. Georgiy Malyshev (NCST) def. Samir Agadi (DU) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #57 Alexis Galarneau/Michael Ogden (NCST) def. Jason Lapidus/Vincent Lin (DU) 7-5
2. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (NCST) def. Catalin Mateas/Sean Sculley (DU) 6-3
3. Spencer Furman/Robert Levine (DU) vs. Georgiy Malyshev/Tadas Babelis (NCST) 6-6 (4-1), unfinished
Match Notes:
NC State 16-9, 7-4; National ranking #22
Duke 10-12, 4-7; National ranking #49
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,2,4,3)