Deacs Top Yellow Jackets, 5-2, in Sunday Matinee
April 8, 2018
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The top-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis improved to 18-2 on the season with a 5-2 victory over Georgia Tech Sunday afternoon at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
With the match forced indoors due to temperatures in the 40s, the Demon Deacons (18-2, 7-1 ACC) opened play with a stiff test from Georgia Tech (5-13, 1-7 ACC) in doubles play. The Yellow Jackets held early breaks on Courts 1 and 3 and closed out a 6-4 victory in the No. 3 position before the Deacs started their comeback.
On serve at Court 2, the pair of Bar Botzer and Petros Chrysochos broke the Georgia Tech duo in the final service game to pick up a 6-4 victory. With the doubles point coming down to the No. 1 position, Skander Mansouri and Ian Dempster, ranked 32nd nationally, were down 5-2 to the 14th-ranked pairing of Carlos Divar and Michael Kelly. The Demon Deacon duo would go on to win five straight games and clinch the point with a 7-5 victory.
In singles, Botzer quickly made it 2-0 in favor of Wake Forest with a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 4. Chrysochos picked up his 13th consecutive victory, all in straight sets, with a 6-4, 6-2 decision at No. 2 to put the Deacs within a point of clinching.
After Georgia Tech got on the board at No. 6 singles, Mansouri clinched the match at the No. 3 spot, 7-6(5), 6-4.
With the match in hand, the Yellow Jackets claimed a win at No. 6 singles after Alan Gadjiev was outlasted in a third-set superbreaker, 10-6.
Borna Gojo, ranked eighth in the country, closed out the competition with a pair of tiebreaker victories over No. 64 Carlos Divar, 7-6(2), 7-6(3).
The Deacs go on their final roadtrip of the season next weekend, taking on Louisville and Virginia. First serve at Louisville is set for 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
#1 Wake Forest 5, Georgia Tech 2
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