Deacons Sweep Charlotte, ETSU in Doubleheader
Jan. 19, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The 66th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team cruised through its home doubleheader Saturday, defeating Charlotte 6-1 and No. 71 ETSU 7-0 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis center to remain undefeated.
Amogh Prabhakar won four matches Saturday for the Demon Deacons (3-0) earning singles and doubles victories against the 49ers (2-2) and Buccaneers (0-1). David Hopkins, Danny Kreyman, Jon Ho, Adam Lee and Sam Bloom all tallied three wins across the two matches.
"We obviously had a pretty good day," said head coach Tony Bresky. "Charlotte is a much improved team from last year and I thought we played a pretty good match (against them) this morning, though not as good as I would have liked. East Tennessee has historically been a great program, they're nationally ranked, and for us to come out the way that we did in singles was a really good performance."
In their first match of the day, the Demon Deacons notched a 6-1 victory over Charlotte.
Wake Forest swept a closely contested doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. The Deacons' No. 1 doubles team Hopkins and Prabhakar defeated Jack Williams and Forrest Edwards 8-6. The senior duo broke Williams and Edwards to get to 7-6 and won their final service game to close the match.
At No. 2 doubles, Ho and Lee broke through a tight match to win by a score of 8-6 against Charlotte's Alex Calott and Paul Cisti. In the third position, freshmen Deacons Anthony Delcore and Morgan Mays won in a tiebreak to finish off the Wake Forest doubles sweep. Delcore and Mays defeated Jordi Massalle Ferrer and Krysztof Kwasniewicz by a score of 8-7 (7-2).
The Demon Deacons had little trouble in singles, winning in straight sets in all but one match. Prabhakar, ranked 59th nationally and playing at the second position, easily defeated Edwards of Charlotte, 6-4, 6-0. No. 90 Kreyman also cruised to a win with a 6-2, 6-2 score over Massalle Ferrer at the third position.
Sam Bloom, Ho, and Lee all won their singles matches in straight sets. Bloom beat Nate Shanok 7-6 (4), 6-4, Ho topped Calott 6-1, 6-3 and Lee defeated Cisti 6-2, 6-2.
In the night cap, Wake Forest rolled to a 7-0 win over No. 71 ETSU for its first ranked victory of the season.
The Deacons won another close doubles point to take a 1-0 lead against ETSU. Kreyman and Bloom finished first at the No. 3 position, taking down Roger Ordeig and Ricardo Pagon 8-4. After falling behind 3-1, the Deacons' No. 1 team of David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar rallied to win the next seven games, closing out Jesus Bandres and Rogerio Ribeiro 8-3 to clinch the doubles point.
The bottom of the Wake Forest lineup cruised to quick wins to push the Deacon lead to 3-0. Lee smoked Ordeig 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5, and Bloom followed a minute later with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Pagon at No. 6.
Hopkins clinched for the Deacs at the top position, polishing off Bandres 6-1, 6-1 to make the score 4-0 in Wake Forest's favor. Ho made the score 5-0 with a 7-6 (3), 6-0 win over Juan Ramierez at No. 4, and No. 90 Kreyman pushed the advantage to 6-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Ribeiro at No. 2
No. 59 Prabhakar completed the sweep at the No. 3 position, beating Jorge Varon 6-1, 6-3.
The action will continue at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center next week as No. 47 Alabama, No. 61 New Mexico and Penn State come to town for a round robin dual match tournament. Wake Forest faces Alabama on Saturday, Jan.
#66 Wake Forest 6, Charlotte 1
#66 Wake Forest 7, #71 ETSU 0
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