Wake Forest Defeats NC State in ACC Opener

March 24, 2010

Final Stats

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team improved to 7-4 and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 5-2 victory over NC State in the first conference contest of the season on Wednesday afternoon at Leighton Stadium.

NC State is now 11-4 and 1-1.

Wake Forest's 16th-ranked doubles team of Iain Atkinson and Steven Forman led off with an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles over Dominic Hodgson and Rob Lowe. Danny Kreyman and Amogh Prabhakar dropped an 8-5 contest at No. 2, but Jonathan Wolff and Jason Morgenstern came through with an 8-4 victory at No. 3 to clinch the doubles point.

Jon Wolff tore through two sets with Dominic Hodgson, taking down the Wolfpacker 6-1, 6-2 to push the Deacons in front 2-0. Conner Sherwood got his first career dual match appearance, playing at No. 5, but fell 6-2, 6-1 to Rafael Paez.

Steven Forman topped Jaimie Pulgar 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, marking his fifth win over a nationally ranked opponent in the 2009-10 season. Iain Atkinson clinched the Wake Forest victory at No. 3 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Rob Lowe.

The Demon Deacons will return to action this Saturday to host Georgia Tech at 1 p.m.

Doubles
1. #16 Iain Atkinson/Steven Forman (WF) d. Dominic Hodgson/Rob Lowe (NCSU) 8-4
2. Fernando Banos/Frideric Prandecki (NCSU) d. Danny Kreyman/Amogh Prabhakar (WF) 8-5
3. Jonathan Wolff/Jason Morgenstern (WF) d. Jaime Pulgar/Dave Thompson (NCSU) 8-4
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

 

 

Singles
1. #56 Steven Forman (WF) d. #94 Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4
2. Jonathan Wolff (WF) d. Dominic Hodgson (NCSU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Iain Atkinson (WF) d. Rob Lowe (NCSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Dave Thompson (NCSU) d. Jason Morgenstern (WF) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
5. Rafael Paez (NCSU) d. Conner Sherwood (WF) 6-2, 6-1
6. Danny Kreyman (WF) d. Akash Gujarati (NCSU) 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish, 2, 5, 1, 3*, 4, 6
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