No. 28 Wake Forest Downs No. 74 Georgia Tech 6-1
March 22, 2013
By Ben Helms, WakeForestSports.com
ATLANTA - Danny Kreyman won his 100th career singles match and No. 56 Amogh Prabhakar picked up another victory over a ranked opponent as the Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated the No. 74 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 6-1 on Friday in Atlanta.
Kreyman, who has played in every dual match this year for No. 28 Wake Forest (13-5, 2-1 ACC), earned his big victory at the third position against Georgia Tech's Eduardo Segura. The senior Deacon played Segura even in the first set, but dominated in the second set to take the match, 6-4, 6-2.
Kreyman is only the fifth player in program history to win 100 singles matches, joining Cory Parr (114), Todd Paul (107), David Berè (106) and David Loewenthal (101). He holds a 100-56 all-time singles record at Wake Forest.
At the second singles spot, Prabhakar prevailed in a three-setter against No. 84 Juan Spir. Prabhakar cruised to a 6-2 win in the first set, but Spir fought back and took the second set. In a decisive final set, Prabhakar prevailed to take the overall match, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6.
With a hard-fought win at the sixth position, freshman Sam Bloom clinched the overall match for Wake Forest. Bloom beat Garrett Gordon, a Yellow Jacket freshman, 7-5, 7-6.
Freshman Jon Ho won quickly in straight sets to take the first singles point of the match. Ho defeated Arnish Sharma of the Yellow Jackets 6-2, 6-1 at the fifth position.
Adam Lee, playing at the fourth position, picked up another point for the Deacons with a tightly contested match. Lee defeated Georgia Tech's Nathan Rakitt by a score of 7-6, 7-6.
Georgia Tech (7-9, 0-3) put its only point on the board with Juan Melian winning at the first position over Wake Forest senior David Hopkins. Hopkins took Melian to a tiebreaker in the first set, but the Yellow Jacket senior proved too much in the second winning 7-6, 6-2.
The Deacons picked up wins at the bottom two spots to take the doubles point. At the second position, No. 70 Hopkins and Prabhakar notched a 8-3 victory over Georgia Tech's Rakitt and Melian.
Ho and Bloom clinched the doubles point at the third spot, defeating Gordon and Colin Edwards of the Yellow Jackets by a score of 8-3. Playing at the top position for the first time, Deacon duo Kreyman and Lee suffered an 8-4 loss against Spir and Segura after the doubles point had already been decided
Wake Forest will play Miami next Friday at 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. Live scoring will be available at wakeforestsports.com.
#28 Wake Forest 6, #74 Georgia Tech 1