Thursday, May 17, 2007


Tennis advances to elite eight:

After defeating No. 6 North Carolina to advance to the NCAA Round of 16, the No. 27 N.C. State men's tennis team pulled off another upset Thursday as it handed No. 11 Texas a 4-3 loss at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Wolfpack advanced to the quarterfinals where they will face No. 3-seeded Baylor on Saturday at 9 a.m. Baylor shut out Alabama in its Round of 16 match.

N.C. State had to come back to win its match after dropping a tight doubles point. The Wolfpack rallied to win first sets on four singles courts. Texas managed splits on several courts, but not enough to take the match.

The decision came down to court four, where James McGee clinched the win with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Milan Mihailovic.