Deacs Close Road Schedule with 6-1 Victory Over Virginia
April 15, 2018

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – The top-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team capped off the road portion of its regular season schedule with a 6-1 victory over No. 49 Virginia Sunday (April 15) afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Sunday’s win marked the first time since 2002 that the Demon Deacons (20-2, 9-1 ACC) had won in Charlottesville, snapping an eight-match losing streak.

The Deacs claimed victories at the final two doubles position to take the opening point from Virginia (12-10, 5-6 ACC). After the Cavaliers took a 6-1 decision on the top court, Borna Gojo and Alan Gadjiev countered with a 6-2 victory at the No. 3 spot. The 60th-ranked duo of Bar Botzer and Petros Chrysochos upended the 27th-ranked tandem from Virginia on Court 2, 6-4, to seal the point in favor of the Deacs.

Wake Forest quickly extended the lead to 2-0 as Rrezart Cungu won at the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-2, marking the freshman’s seventh consecutive victory including his Davis Cup participation.

The Demon Deacons added another point when Skander Mansouri claimed a 7-5, 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles. Chrysochos clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over 28th-ranked Aswin Lizen. The junior from Larnaca, Cyprus has now won 15 consecutive matches, all in straight sets, including 10 against ranked opponents.

 

 

Botzer rallied from a first-set defeat to pick up the fifth point of the day with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win at N. 4 singles. After the Cavaliers claimed their lone point at the No. 5 position, Gojo closed out the match with a 10-8 victory in a third-set superbreaker over No. 31 Carl Soderlund.

The Deacs return home and close out the regular season with matches Friday and Sunday, April 20 & 22. Wake Forest will first face Boston College on Friday before hosting NC State on Sunday.

#1 Wake Forest 6, #49 Virginia 1
Singles Results
1. #7 Borna Gojo (WF) def. #31 Carl Soderlund (VA), 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (8)
2. #5 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #28 Aswin Lizen (VA), 6-3, 7-5
3. #46 Skander Mansouri def. Gianni Ross (VA), 7-5, 6-1
4. Bar Botzer (WF) def. Matthew Lord (VA), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
5. Kyrylo Tsyguara (VA) def. Julian Zlobinsky (WF), 7-6 (11), 6-4
6. Rrezart Cungu (WF) def. Ammar Alhaqbani (VA), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6,3,2,4,5,1

Doubles Results
1. Soderlund/Lord (VA) def. #17 Dempster/Mansouri (WF), 6-1
2. #60 Botzer/Chrysochos (WF) def. #27 Lizen/Ross (VA), 6-4
3. Gojo/Gadjiev (WF) def. Alhaqbani/Bozsik (VA), 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

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