The Wolfpacker

January 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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JANUARY 2018 ■ 89 emergence with Galarneau. Rounding out the depth in singles will be the key chal- lenge. Malyshev went 22-17 last year in singles action and is being counted upon to help. "Tennis is one of those things where it's an interesting sport," Spencer said. "It isn't like a point guard where you know he's go- ing to get 25 points a game and 15 assists and a couple of rebounds. "In tennis, every position counts as one point. Depending on how the matchups go, you don't know the four or five guys who will contribute." Freshmen Morgan Lohan, Collin Shick, Joseph Schrader and Tristan Smith round out the roster. Lohan is from Tramore, Ireland, while the 6-7 Shrader, Shick and Smith are all in-state prospects. ■ s o l u t i o n s f o r s t a b i l i z i n g t h e e a r t h 9 1 9 - 8 5 2 - 0 8 4 0 residential and commercial retaining walls Go Wolf Pack! ■ Key Matches • Vs. Texas, March 2 — The Longhorns finished ranked No. 11 in the country last year, and will play at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. ranks three Texas singles players among the top 52 in the land. • At Wake Forest, April 22 — The Demon Deacons won the ACC title in 2016 and then lost to Virginia in the finals of the league tournament last year. Wake Forest earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament a sea- son ago, but fell to North Carolina in the quarterfinals. ranks two WFU singles players among the top 16 nationally and two doubles teams in the top 21. • ACC Championships at Cary, N.C., April 26-29 — The loaded ACC Tournament returns to Cary, and features the top three teams in the final national poll from last year — Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest — and six of the current top-25 singles players in the country per Three Players To Watch Sophomore Alexis Galarneau Galarneau topped six different opponents ranked in the national top 110 en route to earning second- team All-ACC honors as a freshman last year. The 5-11 Galarneau went 25-10 overall in singles action, including 7-5 at No. 1 singles, and he was 15-13 on his various doubles teams. ranks the Laval, Canada, product No. 16 in singles going into the spring, and No. 32 in doubles, where he'll be playing with redshirt junior Michael Ogden. Junior Georgiy Malyshev The Kirov, Russia, product made his debut last year for the Wolfpack, and went 22-17 overall in singles and 13-17 in doubles, where he played with four different partners. Malyshev mostly played at No. 4 singles, going 7-5, but he did get a win at No. 2 singles and was 3-4 at No. 3. He followed up by going 7-4 in singles this past fall. Junior Igor Saveljic The 6-3 Saveljic went 22-14 overall last year, in - cluding 11-4 in No. 3 singles last year. He joined his twin brother, Ivan, to go 7-11 in doubles action last year, but 8-1 this past fall. Igor Saveljic, who is from Podgorica, Montenegro, has gone 42-36 in singles and 31-37 in doubles during his career.

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