Deacons Sweep Doubleheader with Elon and Winthrop
Adam Lee won all four of his singles and doubles matches Saturday
Adam Lee won all four of his singles and doubles matches Saturday

Feb. 11, 2012

Elon Results | Winthrop Results

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team easily rolled past Elon and Winthrop in a doubleheader Saturday at the Indoor Tennis Center, topping the Phoenix 6-1 before finishing off the Eagles 7-0 in the nightcap.

David Hopkins, Amogh Prabhakar and Adam Lee all went a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles for the No. 42 Demon Deacons (6-4), who lost only two singles sets in the two matches combined. The Deacs also won the doubles point in both matches, breaking a skid that had seen them drop the opening point in four straight matches.

Both doubles points came by virtue of wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Hopkins and Prabhakar played No. 1, topping Elon's Cameron Silverman and Eric Turner 8-6 and Winthrop's Guy Kubi and Nadav Ruppin 8-4. The No. 2 slot was occupied by Lee and Danny Kreyman, who defeated Elon's Jordan Kaufman and Andrew Prince 8-3 and Winthrop's Dylan Comerford and Rich Meade 8-4.

The Phoenix started tough in singles, winning the first set in two matches. Prabhakar scored the Deacons' second point at the No. 3 position, when his opponent, Turner, was forced to retire with a hip injury. Prabhakar had won an easy 6-2 first set, but Turner was leading 3-0 in the second at the time of his injury.

Lee put the Deacons ahead 3-0 with a win at No. 4, cruising by Juan Madrid 6-1, 6-2. David Hopkins picked up the clinching fourth point at second singles, downing Stefan Fortmann 6-2, 6-4.

Alex Tsai was next off the court for the Deacs, downing Elon's Carlos Arboleda 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6, and Conner Sherwood moved the Deacon lead to 6-0, rallying after dropping the first set to beat Kaufman 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8).

 

 

Elon's lone point came at No. 1 where Silverman defeated Kreyman 6-3, 6-7 (2), 1-0 (7).

Singles against Winthrop would go a little bit smoother with the Deacons sweeping all six matches in straight sets. Tsai was first off the court at No. 6, posting a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Luka Stanic.

Prabhakar defeated Yuta Hirokawa 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 to improve his dual match singles record to a team-leading 8-1. Kreyman scored the clinching point at No. 2, downing Kubi 6-4, 6-3.

Lee finished off his perfect day at No. 4 singles, taking two tight sets against Comerford 7-5, 6-4. Hopkins took down Ruppin at No. 1 by a 6-4, 6-3 scoreline to make the score 6-0 in Wake Forest's favor. Sherwood showed mental toughness in gutting out a 7-6 (1), 7-5 win over Meade. Sherwood had trailed 5-4 in the second set before rallying to win the next three games.

Wake Forest will play another doubleheader next Friday, Feb. 17, when it hosts William & Mary at 2 p.m. and Norfolk State at 6 p.m.

#42 Wake Forest 6, Elon 1

Singles
1. Cameron Silverman (ELON) def. #115 Danny Kreyman (WF) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 1-0 (10-7)
2. David Hopkins (WF) def. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) 6-2, 6-4
3. Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Eric Turner (ELON) 6-2, 0-3, retired
4. Adam Lee (WF) def. Juan Madrid (ELON) 6-1, 6-2
5. Conner Sherwood (WF) def. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Alex Tsai (WF) def. Carlos Arboleda (ELON) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles
1. David Hopkins/Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Cameron Silverman/Eric Turner (ELON) 8-6
2. Danny Kreyman/Adam Lee (WF) def. Jordan Kaufman/Andrew Prince (ELON) 8-3
3. Stefan Fortmann/Juan Madrid (ELON) def. Conner Sherwood/Alex Tsai (WF) 8-4

Match Notes:
Elon 1-3
Wake Forest 5-4; National ranking #42
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1*); Singles (3,4,2*,6,5,1)

#42 Wake Forest 7, Winthrop 0

Singles
1. David Hopkins (WF) def. Nadav Ruppin (WU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #115 Danny Kreyman (WF) def. Guy Kubi (WU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Yuta Hirokawa (WU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Adam Lee (WF) def. Dylan Comerford (WU) 7-5, 6-4
5. Conner Sherwood (WF) def. Rich Meade (WU) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5
6. Alex Tsai (WF) def. Luka Stanic (WU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1. David Hopkins/Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Nadav Ruppin/Guy Kubi (WU) 8-4
2. Danny Kreyman/Adam Lee (WF) def. Dylan Comerford/Rich Meade (WU) 8-4
3. Yuta Hirokawa/Luka Stanic (WU) def. Conner Sherwood/Alex Tsai (WF) 8-2

Match Notes:
Winthrop 2-3
Wake Forest 6-4; National ranking #42
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2*,3); Singles (6,3,2*,4,1,5)

 

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