No. 24 Syracuse drops matchup with North Carolina State, 5-2

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 No. 24 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t hold onto a 2-0 lead Sunday, falling to North Carolina State (8-3, 2-2) in Raleigh, 5-2.For the second straight match, the Orange won the doubles point, but struggled in singles play.After Gabriela Knutson and Valeria Salazar won their doubles match, Knutson carried her play into singles, winning 6-2, 6-1. Her win on Sunday was SU’s only singles win in its past two matches.With the match tied at two, Dina Hegab won the first set 6-3, but lost the next two 2-6, 2-6. Since starting the year 8-0, Hegab has dropped two straight.To clinch the match, NC State’s Martina Frantova defeated No. 42 Anna Shkudun, 6-4, in the third set. Shkudun won the first set, 6-4, but dropped the next two.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter winning its first seven matches of the year, SU has dropped three of its last four.Sunday’s match at Dail Outdoor Stadium was SU’s first outdoor match in a month. On Feb. 6, the Orange beat Tulane on outdoor courts, 5-2.The Orange is back on the road next weekend for matches with Georgia Tech and Clemson. Commentslast_img

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