MSUís Patrasc Earns Berth In 2014 NCAA Singles Championship

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56th-ranked sophomore Georgiana Patrasc was selected on Wednesday to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship on May 21-16 in Athens, Ga.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State women's tennis standout Georgiana Patrasc has been selected to compete in the 2014 NCAA Singles Championship May 21-26 in Athens, Ga., as announced by the NCAA Division I Selection Committee Wednesday.

Currently ranked 56th nationally, Patrasc has notched a 23-9 overall record this year including a 13-5 mark in dual match competition, playing all of her contests at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in State's lineup. The Bacau, Romania, native was 6-2 in Southeastern Conference matches.

A first-team All-SEC selection, Patrasc has been a mainstay in the ITA singles rankings throughout 2013-14, peaking at a career-high 56th in both the April 15and 22 polls. The sophomore has registered seven wins over ranked opponents this season, three of which having come against opponents ranked in the top 60.

Patrasc currently sits at 41-23 for her career in singles, and has added to her stellar sophomore season by breaking into several top 10 school record categories, including standing fifth all-time in singles winning percentage at .631. She is also in a four-way tie for 10th in single-season wins (23) and sits at eighth in single-season singles win percentage (.742).

“It is a great accomplishment for Georgiana to make the NCAA Championship,” said head coach Daryl Greenan “She has put in a lot of hard work and deserves the honor. It is also a testament to the direction our program is heading. Our future is becoming brighter and she will play a major role in our success.”

With Patrasc’s at-large selection, she becomes the seventh player in MSU women's tennis history to garner a selection to the NCAA Singles Championship field, the first since 2007.

The draw for the 64-player NCAA Singles Championship will be released closer to the tournament. First-round action begins Wednesday, May 21, at Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

For more information on the Mississippi State women’s tennis team, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateWT), Facebook (HailStateWT) and Instagram (HailStateWT).


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