Wake Posts 4-3 Victory over Blue Devils
March 26, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - It was another thriller at Leighton Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, but the No. 30 Wake Forest men's tennis team successfully defended its near spotless home record with a 4-3 win over No. 40 Duke. With the victory, the Demon Deacons improved to 13-6 for the year, 4-1 in the ACC and 11-1 in home matches.
The match was determined at No. 6 singles, where sophomore Andrew Brasseaux raced out to a 6-1 first set win. Brasseaux and Duke competitor Jared Pinsky then exchanged games in the second set until Pinsky broke serve to tie the contest at 5-5 and then took a 6-5 lead. Brasseaux fought back to challenge Pinsky in a tiebreaker, and a double fault by the serving Blue Devil pushed Wake into the 4-3 win.
With the loss in Winston-Salem, Duke now sits at 5-9 and 2-2 in conference competition.
The Blue Devils held the first advantage in the win, taking the doubles point 2-1. Cory Parr and Steve Forman grabbed the only WFU win in the opening session, defeating David Goulet and Christopher Price 9-7.
Jon Wolff posted the first singles win of the night for the Deacons, shelling out a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Dylan Arnold at No. 4. Jason Morgenstern knotted the score at 2-2 with a straight set victory over fellow New York native Alex Stone at No. 5.
Sophomore Steve Forman returned to action on Wednesday afternoon after sitting out the squad's doubleheader on Saturday. The Del Mar, Calif. native took defeated Kiril Demitrov at No. 2 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to improve to 4-0 in conference singles play and 12-3 for the spring season. The win gave WFU a 3-2 advantage, but Duke's Reid Carleton kept the Deacs from sealing the match victory with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 outcome over Mariusz Adamski at No. 3.
This weekend Wake Forest will host its last two home matches, beginning with No. 54 Clemson on Friday at 5 p.m. and wrapping up with No. 49 Georgia Tech on Sunday at noon.
Duke vs Wake Forest
Mar 26, 2008 at Winston-Salem, N.C.
#30 Wake Forest 4, #40 Duke 3
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