No. 26 Wake Forest Sweeps Boston College 7-0
April 14, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)
WESTON, Mass. - The 26th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team earned its first sweep of the ACC season Sunday, cruising past Boston College 7-0 in a match that was played at Regis College in Weston, Mass.
The Demon Deacons improved to 17-6 (6-2 ACC), taking over third place in the conference standings with two matches remaining in the regular season. The Eagles dropped to 5-13 (0-8 ACC), remaining winless in conference play.
Wake Forest started strong in doubles, coasting in all three matches. At the No. 1 position, Danny Kreyman and Adam Lee defeated Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis 8-4. Jon Ho and Sam Bloom took down Kyle Childree and Matt Wagner 8-5 at No. 2.
The Demon Deacons, who rested their highest-ranked player No. 62 Prabhakar, won four of the singles matches in straight sets and battled to three-set wins in the two others.
Wake Forest's freshman corps led the way with wins at the bottom three positions. Ho topped Childree 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4, Morgan Mays beat Wagner 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5 and Bloom defeated Alexandre Thirouin 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6.
Playing at No. 3 singles for the first time this season, No. 105 Lee beat Grokenberger 6-4, 6-4. The win was the junior's 33rd of the season, moving him into sole possession of third place in Wake Forest history for singles victories in a season.
Boston College's top two players forced third sets against their Wake Forest opponents, but the Demon Deacons proved to be too much, taking both matches.
At No. 1, David Hopkins fought past Nelson 7-6 (3), 2-6, 1-0 (7), and at No. 2, Kreyman rallied to take down McGinnis 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
The Demon Deacons will play their final home match of the season against archrival North Carolina on Friday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Leighton Courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. Wake Forest's three seniors, Hopkins, Kreyman and Prabhakar, will be honored in Senior Day festivities, and a USTA Campus Kid's Day will be held with activities for children of all ages beginning around 4 p.m.
#26 Wake Forest 7, Boston College 0