Deacs Cage Cardinals 6-1

Feb. 23, 2008

Final Stats

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team successfully defended its undefeated 2008 home record with a 6-1 win over the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.

The Demon Deacons are now 7-2 overall and 5-0 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. The loss set the Cardinals back to 8-2 for 2008 dual match action.

Senior Mariusz Adamski and freshman Jon Wolff teamed up for the first time in 2008 to open the contest with an 8-6 doubles win over Pablo Calligari and Robert Rotaru at No. 3. Wake Forest's 42nd-ranked duo of Steven Forman and Cory Parr then upset Louisville's No. 23 tandem Austen Childs/David Simon to clinch the doubles point with an 8-6 pro set.

Carlos Salmon and Iain Atkinson capped off the WFU doubles sweep with a shortened 7-6 win over Simon Childs and Viktor Maksimcuk at No. 2.

After falling behind 3-0 in his first set, Steven Forman rallied to tie the score at 4-4 against Cardinal Simon Childs. Forman continued to build momentum and finished the first set with a 7-5 win and earned the first singles victory for Wake Forest with a 6-4 second set win.

Lone freshman Jonathon Wolff put the Demon Deacons up 3-2 when he handed Serbia native Viktor Maksimcuk his first loss of the season, smashing the Cardinal's perfect 9-0 singles record with a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Mariusz Adamski clinched the match for the Demon Deacons with a straight set 7-6, 6-2 victory over David Simon. Jason Morgenstern and Iain Atkinson added the final points to the Deacon tally with wins at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.



Wake Forest will continue its seven-match homestand next weekend with March 1 contests vs. Michigan and Davidson beginning at 1 p.m.

Louisville vs Wake Forest
Feb 23, 2008 at Winston-Salem, N.C.

#17 Wake Forest 6, Louisville 1

Singles competition
1. #40 Austen Childs (UL) def. #43 Cory Parr (WF) 7-5, 6-3
2. Steve Forman (WF) def. Simon Childs (UL) 7-5, 6-4
3. Mariusz Adamski (WF) def. David Simon (UL) 7-6, 6-2
4. Jonathon Wolff (WF) def. Viktor Maksimcuk (UL) 6-4, 6-4
5. Jason Morganstern (WF) def. Robert Rotaru (UL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Iain Atkinson (WF) def. Pablo Calligari (UL) 7-6, 7-6

Doubles competition
1. #42 Steve Forman/Cory Parr (WF) def. #23 Austen Childs/David Simon (UL) 8-6
2. Carlos Salmon/Iain Atkinson (WF) def. Simon Childs/Viktor Maksimcuk (UL) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Mariusz Adamski/Jonathon Wolff (WF) def. Pablo Calligari/Robert Rotaru (UL) 8-6

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,4,3,1,5,6)
Doubles #2 - Coaches agreed the winner of the tiebreaker at 6-6 would take the match win with a score of 7-6.

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