No. 24 Men's Tennis Downs No. 22 FSU, 5-2
April 4, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The 24th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated FSU 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee.
Wake Forest improves to 11-5 and 5-1 in the ACC with the win. Florida State is now 12-6, 5-3. The Demon Deacons have moved into third place in conference standings, just behind Virginia and Georgia Tech.
In singles 56th-ranked Steven Forman a quick 6-3, 6-2 upset over No. 24 Jean Yves Aubone at the top of the line up. Tripper Carleton, who dropped to No. 42 in the most recent singles rankings, also picked up an upset, taking down Vahid Mirzadeh 6-7(5), 6-2, 1-0 (8) at No. 2.
Freshman Zach Leslie clinched the Wake Forest win at No. 6 with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Anderson Reed.
"We're progressing. Florida State is a really good team. They are always one of the best teams in the country," Head Coach Jeff Zinn said after the match.
"I'm really happy that the team is going the right direction. We're winning some close matches, which we weren't doing at the beginning of the season, the freshmen are getting better, we're getting better doubles."
Jon Wolff added a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 over Andres Bucaro to help clinch the Wake Forest win.
Danny Kreyman played a neck-and-neck match with Jordan Kelly-Houston at No. 5. After splitting sets 7-6(2), 5-7, the winner was determined in a super tiebreaker, where Kelly-Houston came out on top with a narrow 13-11 win.
Wake Forest's 14th-ranked pair of Forman and Iain Atkinson clinched the doubles point for the Deacs with a 9-8(4) win over 38th-ranked Aubone and Clint Bowles.
After teaming up for the first time on Friday against Miami, freshmen Carleton and Leslie posted another doubles victory with an 8-5 win over Bucaro and Reed at No. 3, 8-5, to open doubles play.
The Demon Deacons will be back in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, April 7, to host Duke at 3 p.m.
No. 24 Wake Forest 5 def. No. 22 Florida State 2