Deacs Sweep Old Dominion in ITA Kickoff Opener
Jan. 26, 2018

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The top-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team swept Old Dominion, 4-0, in the opening round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend Friday (Jan. 26) evening inside the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.

The Demon Deacons (3-0) will now face Vanderbilt (4-0), who defeated Portland earlier in the day, Saturday evening. The winner of Saturday’s contest will advance to the 16-team ITA National Team Indoor Championship, hosted by the University of Washington.

Wake Forest received a tough battle in doubles from Old Dominion (3-2), as the Monarchs took the first doubles match, a 6-2 decision at the No. 2 spot. Bar Botzer and Petros Chrysochos remained perfect as a doubles team, picking up a 6-3 victory at No. 3 doubles, forcing the action to the top spot.

Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim faced a tough battle from the 22nd-ranked tandem of Kijametovic and Musitelli, going to a tiebreaker. The Demon Deacon duo fought off a match point and outlasted Old Dominion, claiming an 8-6 tiebreaker victory to push the Deacs ahead 1-0 going into singles.

From there on, it was all Wake Forest, as the Demon Deacons took the first set on five of the six courts. Botzer, ranked 88th nationally, continued his undefeated spring with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at the No. 5 spot. Chrysochos, ranked fourth in the country, pushed the advantage to 3-0 in favor of the hosts with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles. Mansouri, ranked 15th and playing No. 3 singles, clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-4 victory. All remaining matches went unfinished.



Portland and Old Dominion will open play on Saturday, with their match set to start at 2 p.m. before the 5 p.m. nightcap between the Deacs and the Commodores.

#1 Wake Forest 4, Old Dominion 0
Doubles Results
1. Mansouri/Seraphim (WF) def. #22 Kijametovic/Musitelli (ODU), 7-6 (8-6)
2. Moundir/Maestre (ODU) def. Gojo/Dempster (WF), 6-2
3. Chrysochos/Botzer (WF) def. Giesse/Schneider (ODU), 6-3
Order of Finish (2,3,1)

Singles Results
1. Borna Gojo (WF) vs. Adam Moundir (ODU), 6-4, 5-4, unfinished
2. #4 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU), 6-1, 6-3
3. #15 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Vincent Schneider (ODU), 6-3, 6-4
4. Rrezart Cungu (WF) vs. Francois Musitelli (ODU), 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
5. #88 Bar Botzer (WF) def. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU), 6-2, 6-2
6. Julian Zlobinsky (WF) vs. Jannik Giesse (ODU), 7-6 (10-8), 2-1, unfinished
Order of Finish (5,2,3)