Wake Forest Concludes Weekend Play with 5-2 Victory over Rice
Feb. 21, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The 16th ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team continued their strong weekend performance with a 5-2 win against 23rd ranked Rice on Sunday afternoon. Wake Forest now improves to 5-1 on the season, while Rice drops to 5-3.
The 12th ranked doubles pair of Steve Forman and Iain Atkinson claimed the first victory on the day, as they defeated Rice's Bruno Rosa and Oscar Podlewski by a score of 8-3. Jon Wolff and Frank "Tripper" Carleton followed close behind with an 8-5 victory of their own at the number three doubles position. The number two doubles game was not finished since Wake Forest had already earned the doubles point with the two victories at the first and third positions.
In singles action, Forman was the first to claim a victory, as he defeated Podlewski in just under an hour. This was a complete turnaround from yesterday afternoon during which his singles match spanned nearly three and a half hours. Carleton also earned an impressive win on the day with a 6-4, 6-2 takedown of 16th ranked Bruno Rosa. At the fourth singles spot, Atkinson battled back in impressive fashion against Rice's Isamu Tachibana after falling behind 3-6 in the first set. In the second set Atkinson wasted no time in claiming the victory with a 7-1 tiebreaker win before finishing out the match with a 6-2 victory in the third set.
Wake Forest will return to action next weekend when they host Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m. They will follow that match with a 12 p.m. contest against Tennessee on Sunday.
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