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Patrasc Falls in First Round of NCAA Singles Championship

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Georgiana Patrasc concluded postseason play with a loss in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship on Wednesday.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

ATHENS, Ga. – After being selected to compete in her first NCAA Singles Championship, Mississippi State sophomore Georgiana Patrasc suffered an early exit from the postseason Wednesday afternoon.

Ranked 49th nationally, Patrasc fell 6-1, 6-1 in the first round to Stanford’s 21st-ranked Carol Zhao. The setback officially concluded the 2013-14 MSU women's tennis campaign.

A first-team, All-SEC selection in 2014, Patrasc concluded her second year in Starkville with a 23-10 overall mark, the best single season win total in singles of any MSU women’s tennis player since the 2004-05 season, when three different Bulldogs finished with 23 wins or more. She was also named Southern Region Player to Watch by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

"She had a tough day today," said head coach Daryl Greenan. “She let too many opportunities slip by and her opponent was just too strong in the end. I am proud of her overall accomplishments on the court this year. If things go well, she will have more opportunities to compete at national events over the next couple of years.”

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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