Deacs Sweep Cowboys in Top-10 Battle
Feb. 11, 2018

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

STILLWTER, Okla. -- The top-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 4-0 sweep of No. 9 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon in Stillwater.

The Demon Deacons, competing on the road for the first time this season while also facing their first ranked opponent of the year, took the doubles point and won three singles matches in straight-sets to earn the road victory and hand the Cowboys (8-1) their first loss of the season.

The Deacs took early control of the match by claiming the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. First, Ian Dempster and Christian Seraphim won, 6-4, in the top spot before Petros Chrysochos and Bar Botzer clinched the point with a 6-3 win at No. 3. Borna Gojo and Skander Mansouri were tied at 5-all at No. 2 doubles when their match was abandoned.

Wake Forest continued to pressure the Cowboys in singles play, taking five of the first six opening sets. Playing No. 2 singles, sixth-ranked Chrysochos quickly dispatched No. 94 Artur Dubinski, 6-1, 6-1, to give Wake Forest a 2-0 match lead.

Botzer, ranked No. 112 nationally, put the Deacs within one point of victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 4. Minutes later, Julian Zlobinsky clinched the Demon Deacon victory with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 6.



Up a set, Borna Gojo was one game away from winning his match at the No. 1 spot when Zlobinsky won. All remaining matches were abandoned.

Up next, the Deacs will head to Seattle, Washington to take part in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, beginning this Friday, Feb. 16.

No. 1 Wake Forest 4, No. 9 Oklahoma State 0
Doubles Results:
1. Dempster/Seraphim (WF) def. Cash/Hammond (OKST) 6-4
2. Gojo/Mansouri (WF) vs. Theodorou/Dubinski (OKST) 5-5, unfinished
3. Chrysochos/Botzer (WF) def. Draheim/Mendoza (OKST) 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,3

Singles Results:
1. #100 Borna Gojo (WF) vs. #88 Julian Cash (OKST) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished
2. #6 Petros Chrysochos (WF) vs. #94 Artur Dubinski (OKST) 6-1, 6-1
3. #22 Skander Mansouri (WF) vs. Tristan Meraut (OKST) 6-4, 3-5, unfinished
4. #112 Bar Botzer (WF) vs. #55 Mathieu Scaglia (OKST) 6-1, 6-4
5. Rrezart Cungu (WF) vs. Jurence Mendoza (OKST) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished
6. Julian Zlobinsky (WF) vs. #125 Luke Hammond (OKST) 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 6