Wake Forest will host Virginia on Saturday and Virginia Tech on Sunday
Wake Forest will play its first home ACC match of the season
The Demon Deacons will take on the No. 5 Sooners on Friday at 4 p.m.
Wake Forest came close to upsetting the Volunteers in front of a rowdy home crowd
The Demon Deacons have a number of activities planned for their match against Tennessee on Sunday at noon
Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 5-2 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex
One of the Wake Forest men's tennis program's former stars, Brett Ross recently completed his third season as assistant coach of the Demon Deacons.
A tireless recruiter, Ross has traveled the world in search of top talent to bring to Wake Forest and was instrumental bringing together the Demon Deacons' 2012 incoming class that was ranked as the sixth-best in the country.
Hired by Jeff Zinn in 2009, Ross remained in his role of assistant coach during the 2011-12 under first-year head coach Tony Bresky as the coaching staff guided an inexperienced Wake Forest squad to a 14-15 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the ACC Championship.
In his first year as assistant coach in 2009-10, Ross helped guide the Demon Deacons to a 16-10 record and a fourth consecutive appearance in the semifinals of the ACC Championship. The Deacs received their 10th consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament and shut out Columbia in the opening round before falling to then-No. 1 Virgina. Ross also helped mentor Steven Forman and Iain Atkinson as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and earned All-America honors, with Forman becoming the first three-time All-American in program history.
Ross, a native of Roswell, Ga., lettered with the Demon Deacons under the leadership of head coach Jeff Zinn from 2003-2006.
By the end of his four-year career at Wake Forest, Ross had solidified several spots in the Demon Deacon record book, including ranks in the top 10 for career singles victories (97), career doubles victories (88), season doubles victories (23) and season singles victories (30). Ross led the Deacons in 2005 with 25 singles wins and also led the team in doubles in 2004 and 2005 with partner Derrick Spice.
After his 2006 graduation, Ross split his time between coaching and playing on the ITF Pro Circuit. On tour, Ross qualified for several Challenger events and cracked the Top 500 in doubles rankings and broke 600 in singles.
On the coaching front, Ross began teaching at the Tennis Academy of the South in Georgia, where he worked with high-level juniors.