Deacs Cruise Past Seahawks in NCAA Opener

May 12, 2017

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The top-seeded Wake Forest men's tennis team cruised to an opening round victory in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship, as the Demon Deacons shut out in-state foe UNCW, 4-0, Friday evening inside the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.

Originally scheduled to be played outdoors, Friday's match was delayed by 45 minutes due to inclement weather before tournament officials made the call to move play indoors. After a total delay of one hour and 10 minutes, the Demon Deacons (28-2) needed just 1:40 to complete the sweep of the Seahawks (14-9).

Out of the gates, the Deacs seized control with victories in the top two doubles courts. Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim jumped out to a 5-0 lead before closing out the top court, 6-1. Borna Gojo and Alan Gadjiev followed suit in the No. 2 slot, building a 5-0 lead to eventually earn a 6-1 victory and seal the point.

In singles, Wake Forest earned straight sets victories at the No. 1, 3 and 5 positions to clinch the match. Dennis Uspensky was nearly flawless, dropping a single game with a 6-0, 6-1 victory in the fifth spot. Chrysochos dropped a pair of games in his first set but a perfect second set led him to a 6-2, 6-0 victory in the top spot. Mansouri closed out the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory in the No. 3 position, sending the Demon Deacons into a second round match against Kentucky, who defeated Georgia State earlier in the day Friday.



Saturday's match against the Wildcats is set for a 5 p.m. first serve at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

#1 Wake Forest 4, UNCW 0
Singles Results
1. #5 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Andres Torres (UNCW), 6-2, 6-0
2. #45 Borna Gojo (WF) vs. Agustin Savarino (UNCW), 6-2, 5-0, unfinished
3. #13 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Ignasi de Rueda (UNCW), 6-2, 6-4
4. #84 Christian Seraphim (WF) vs. Raphael Calzi (UNCW), 2-6, 6-0, 1-0, unfinished
5. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Daniel Groom (UNCW), 6-0, 6-1
6. Alan Gadjiev (WF) vs. Michael Copeland, 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
Order of Finish: 5,1,3

Doubles Results
1. #4 Mansouri/Seraphim (WF) def. Savarino/ de Rueda (UNCW), 6-1
2. Gojo/Alan Gadjiev (WF) def. Torres/Morphy (UNCW), 6-1
3. Chrysochos/Uspensky (WF) vs. Hocevar/Copeland (UNCW), 3-2, unfinished
Order of Finish: 1,2

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