The Wolfpacker

January 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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JANUARY 2018 ■ 87 Galarneau went 25-10 in singles action last year, including 7-5 at No. 1 singles and 10-3 at the No. 2 spot. The native of Laval, Canada, is poised to take the next step in his development. Spencer doesn't want to put any ceiling on his guys' potential, so he is curious to see who else emerges this spring. Regard- less, Galarneau should be "at the top of the lineup." "Galarneau had a fantastic fall [going 4-1 in singles] and he finished No. 16 in the national rankings, which is very high," Spencer said. Galarneau and Ogden could be the No. 1 doubles pairing, and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has them ranked No. 32 overall in the country. Galarneau played with three different doubles part- ners last year, going 15-13, but mostly played with the since-graduated Nick Hor- ton (going 10-8) and Ogden (5-3). Spencer knows the Saveljic twins will also be a factor. Igor and Ivan Saveljic are both from Podgorica, Montenegro. They did play doubles with other players in vari- ous matches last year, but were 7-11 to- gether, including 3-4 at No. 1 doubles. The twins went 8-1 during fall matches. Last season, Igor went 11-4 in No. 3 singles en route to a 22-14 overall mark, while Ivan competed at various spots go- ing 10-10 overall. "They have a built-in synergy," Spencer said. "Over the course of this fall semester, things with them have really started to improve and clicked together. They enjoy playing together and know each other's games." Spencer likes where NC State is posi- tioned in doubles, especially with Ogden's TEAM MARY EDNA WILLIAMS Helping Wolfpackers Move For Over 30 Years Mary Edna Williams Class of 1978 • Broker 919-880-0071 Each office independently owned and operated Newcomer To Watch Freshman Collin Shick The Greensboro, N.C., native has the poise to handle the tough adjustment to playing in the ACC. Shick went 2-5 in singles matches this fall, and played doubles with Georgiy Malyshev, going 2-3. The Tennis Recruiting Network ranked Shick No. 59 overall in the country in the class of 2017. He was ranked in the top eight in the Southern Section in the 16s and 18s age groups. Shick and fellow fresh- man Tristan Smith both attended Laurel Springs School. ■ By The Numbers 5 Years in a row that NC State has produced two All-ACC selections, including then-freshman Alexis Galarneau and then-senior Nick Horton last year. 7 Titles on the ATP Tour for NC State head coach Kyle Spencer, who also represented Great Britain in the 2000 Olympics. 37 Years that have occurred since NC State last won the ACC team title in 1979.

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