Wake Forest Falls to No. 5 Florida at ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Jan. 29, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 5 Florida proved to be too much for the Wake Forest men's tennis team, defeating the Demon Deacons 6-1 on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla.
The loss was the Deacons' first of the season, dropping them to 4-1. With the win, the Gators (3-0) advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships.
Danny Kreyman, who is ranked No. 115 nationally in singles, picked up Wake Forest's lone win of the match, defeating Nassim Slilam 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10) at the No. 2 position. Kreyman is now 4-1 in dual matches this season and 7-1 in tiebreaks.
Wake Forest was swept in doubles for the first time this season by a formidable Florida lineup that featured three duos that are ranked in the top 50 nationally. Billy Federhofer clinched the win for the Gators at the No. 6 position, defeating Alex Tsai 6-1, 6-2.
Wake Forest will return home to host No. 47 VCU and No. 28 Notre Dame in a doubleheader on Friday at the Indoor Tennis Center. The Demon Deacons will face the Rams at 2 p.m. before taking on the Fighting Irish at 7 p.m.
#5 Florida 6, #41 Wake Forest 1
Wake Forest 4-1; National ranking #41
Florida 3-0; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3*,2); Singles (4,3,6*,5,1,2)