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Penn State University Men Team News
Nittany Lion Tennis Falls to No. 49 N.C. State in Season Opener, 5-2
Wednesday, 01/21/2009

RALEIGH, N.C. - The 38th- ranked Penn State men's tennis team dropped its season opener at 49th-ranked N.C. State on Sunday afternoon at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. Penn State falls to 0-1 this season while the Wolfpack improve to 2-0.

The Wolfpack took the early advantage on the Nittany Lions as they won the doubles point. From there, N.C. State did not look back and took the match with a final score of 5-2.

In doubles action, senior Brendan Lynch (North Potomac, Md.) and junior Guillaume St-Maurice (Saint-Eustache, Quebec) knocked off the N.C. State tandem of Justin Jendruch and Frideric Prandecki by a score of 8-3 in the third doubles match. The Nittany Lion team came out dominating leading 6-1. The Wolfpack tandem gave Lynch and St-Maurice a scare winning the next two games. The Lion squad marched back though to win the final two games and captured the 8-3 victory.

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