Michigan State Upends No. 21 Wake Forest 6-1
Feb. 6, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team upset a depleted Wake Forest squad 6-1 in East Lansing, Mich. Sunday.
The No. 21 Deacons fall to 1-3 on the season while the Spartans maintained their perfect record at 8-0.
Michigan State took advantage of an illness that has hit Wake Forest's lineup hard over the past two weeks. 85th-ranked Tripper Carleton did not make the trip to Michigan, and a number of other players were also feeling the effects of a virus.
Michigan State took the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Wake's only doubles victory came at No. 1 where Jonathan Wolff and Danny Kreyman took down Denis Bogatov and Drew Lied 8-3.
Wake's only point of the day came at No. 6 singles as Conner Sherwood defeated Jason Norville 6-4, 6-2, earning his first-career dual match singles win.
The Demon Deacons will play their first home match of the season next Sunday when they host VCU at 12 p.m. at the Indoor Tennis Center.
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Michigan State 6, #21 Wake Forest 1
1. Jonathan Wolff/Danny Kreyman (WF) def. Denis Bogatov/Drew Lied (MSU) 8-3
2. Jason Norville/John Stratton (MSU) def. David Hopkins/Zach Leslie (WF) 8-6
3. Austin Brooks/Aaron Pfister (MSU) def. Conner Sherwood/Iain Atkinson (WF) 8-5