Wake Forest Takes Down Boston College 4-3
April 7, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest swept doubles for the first time in the ACC season and then cruised to straight set wins at three of the six singles matches to defeat Boston College 4-3 on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
The Demon Deacons (11-12, 2-6 ACC) picked up the first four points to clinch the match comfortably before the Eagles (5-13, 1-9 ACC) rallied to win the final three singles matches.
As they have throughout the conference season, the Deacons seized momentum early by winning doubles. Danny Kreyman and Adam Lee made quick work of Billy Grokenberger and Michael McGinnis in an 8-2 decision at No. 2 doubles, and Conner Sherwood and Alex Tsai clinched the point at No. 3, taking down Philip Nelson and Matt Wagner 8-5.
David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar completed Wake Forest's first doubles sweep of the ACC season with their third ranked win in as many matches, topping No. 36 Akash Muppidi and Alex Skinner 8-5 at No. 1.
"I think we started off really well with the doubles point," said Prabhakar. "We had a good win yesterday, so it was important to come out focused again today. We won all three doubles matches, and that really set us up well for singles."
Wake Forest expanded its lead to 2-0 at No. 2 singles where Kreyman's opponent Grokenberger retired after losing the first set.
Prabhakar dominated the second to cruise past Skinner 6-3, 6-1, and Lee clinched the match at No. 4 singles, blowing by Jonathan Raude 6-1, 6-1.
The Eagles won the final three matches on court to leave the final scoreline at 4-3.
Wake Forest will have four home matches next week to close out the regular season. The Demon Deacons will host Tobacco Road rivals NC State on Tuesday at 3 p.m. before a packed weekend slate that sees them face Clemson on Friday at 3 p.m. and Georgia Tech and Longwood on Sunday - the Yellow Jackets at noon and the Lancers at 5 p.m.
"It's a tough end of the season - we play a lot of good teams - but we're excited for it," said Prabhakar. "We got two wins this weekend which gives us a little confidence and a little momentum. We're going to continue to do what we're doing in practice and then come out Tuesday and play a good match against NC State."
Wake Forest 4, Boston College 3