Terps Prepare for Final Home Stand

April 4, 2012

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 73 Maryland women's tennis team welcomes Wake Forest and NC State to College Park this week for the squad's final two home matches of the season. The Terps and Demon Deacons take the court Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m., and conclude their home schedule Sunday, April 8 at noon against the Wolfpack. Both matches will be played at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts.

The Terps (6-11, 0-7 ACC) are looking to rebound from defeats at No. 31 Florida State and at No. 7 Miami over the weekend.

Sophomore Cristina Stancu, ranked No. 31, continues to be a rock at the top of the lineup. Stancu has won three consecutive matches and 4 of 5 including victories over two top-20 opponents in Virginia's Emily Fraser and Miami's Anna Bartenstein. Stancu is 20-7 this year and 12-5 this spring.

In doubles, No. 15 Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus have seven wins over ranked opponents this year and occupy the No. 1 position for the Terps.

Last Time Out
Stancu picked up two wins over the weekend, but the Terps fell to the Seminoles and Hurricanes.

Against Florida State, Stancu only dropped one game and dispatched of Leyla Erkan in straight sets. At Miami on Sunday, Stancu rebounded from an opening-set loss to defeat 18th-ranked Barnstein in a third-set tiebreaker.

Series History
Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Maryland, 28-8, but the Terps won last season meeting in Winston-Salem, 6-1.

The Terps have won 20 of 36 meetings with the Wolfpack. NC State won last year's match up in Raleigh, 5-2.

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NC State

NC State Wolfpack (6-12, 2-5 ACC)
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NC State fell to No. 12 Virginia on Saturday, March 31, but came back to defeat No. 63 Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 1.

In ACC play, NC State is 14-28 in singles action and 3-18 in doubles.

No. 37 Joelle Kissell picked up her sixth ranked win of the season, topping No. 16 Emily Fraser of Virginia in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 11-9. Fraser is the highest ranked opponent that Kissell has beaten this season. Kissell is now 13-5 in singles this spring.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-13, 0-7 ACC)
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The Demon Deacons lost a pair of matches to No. 12 Virginia and No. 63 Virginia Tech over the weekend. Wake Forest's trip to College Park will be its first road match since March 15. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 on the road this season.

Kayla Duncan is Wake's top singles player. Duncan, ranked No. 63, is 10-6 this season with two victories over ranked opponents.

Duncan pairs with Kathryn Talbert to form the 63rd-ranked tandem in the country. They are 7-1 this spring, but have not played together since March 15 against UNC Wilmington. Duncan has played with Rebecca Siegler in five of the last six matches. Together, they are 1-6 in dual action.