Deacs Roll on First Day of WFU Spring Invite
Jan. 11, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team cruised through the opening day of the Wake Forest Spring Invitational Friday, going a combined 15-1 in singles and doubles.
The Demon Deacons' four doubles teams all advanced to the quarterfinals, and eight Deacons reached the second of singles play.
Wake Forest swept its doubles matches to start the day. Top-seeded David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar took down teammate Jaya Billa and his partner Taylor Patrick of Tennessee 8-6. Jon Ho and Adam Lee defeated Liberty's Jorge Azuero and Dillon Segur. Sam Bloom teamed with Danny Kreyman to beat out Jorge Wilton and Maksim Yorsh of Kennesaw State 8-3, and Anthony Delcore and Morgan Mays blew past Matthew Johnson and Alexader Pena 8-1.
In singles, Lee, Mays and Bloom all easily won their play-in round matches to earn spots in the main draw.
Kreyman, who is ranked No. 90 nationally in singles, was first off the court in main draw action, easily dispatching Kennesaw State's Matthew Johnson 6-0, 6-0. Second seed No. 59 Prabhakar also won his first-round match with little difficulty, taking down Liberty's Stan Vaughn 6-1, 6-1.
Hopkins, the No. 4 seed in the draw, pulled away from William & Mary's Will Juggins to post a 6-2, 6-2 win. Bloom also won his first main draw match, beating the Tribe's Matt Waddell 6-1, 6-1. He was joined in the second round by Ho and Delcore who both notched straight-set wins over players from Liberty.
Adam Lee and Morgan Mays had Wake Forest's two most competitive singles matches of the day with both prevailing in three-setters. Mays rallied to take down Liberty's Segur 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, and Lee held off William & Mary's John Banks 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Play will continue tomorrow at the Indoor Tennis Center with doubles starting at 10 a.m. and singles to follow.