Deacs End Play at Gator Ranked +1
Sept. 24, 2017

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

Gainesville, Fla. – The Wake Forest men’s tennis team concluded play at the Gator Ranked +1 event Sunday (Sept. 24) afternoon.

In the third-place match of the Orange Singles draw, Yuval Solomon took on 28th-ranked Gabriel Friedrich of South Carolina. After dropping the opening set, 6-4, Solomon rebounded to take the second set in a tiebreaker, 7-6(4). Solomon could not defeat his third ranked opponent of the weekend, falling 6-1 in the final set.

Christian Seraphim played in the consolation final against top-seeded Alfredo Perez, who is ranked seventh in the country. Seeded third and ranked 46th, Seraphim couldn’t top Perez, falling 6-3, 6-4.

Bar Botzer rounded out the day in the Blue Singles consolation final against Luis Erlenbusch of Tulane, ultimately falling, 6-3, 6-0.

The Deacs now turn their attention to the ITA All-American Championships, which begin on September 30. Petros Chrysochos and Skander Mansouri earned bids into the main draw of the event while Seraphim and Botzer will begin play in the qualifying singles. Solomon, Alan Gadjiev and Julian Zlobinsky will begin their run in the pre-qualifying round. The duo of Mansouri and Seraphim earned a main draw bid in the doubles competition while the tandem of Chrysochos and Botzer will begin in the qualifying draw of doubles.



Gator Ranked +1
Orange Singles
Rd. 16 - Yuval Solomon (WF) def. #7 [1] Alfredo Perez (UF), 7-6(4), 6-3
QF – Yuval Solomon (WF) def. #74 [5-8] Chris Morin-Kougoucheff, 6-4, 6-4
SF – Duarte Vale (UF) def. Yuval Solomon (WF), 6-4, 6-3
3rd Place – #28 Gabriel Friedrich (USC) def. Yuval Solomon (WF), 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1
Rd. 16 - Giovanni Oradini (MSU) def. #46 [3] Christian Seraphim (WF), 6-2, 6-4
Con. QF - #46 [3] Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Brandon Lancaster (UL), 6-1, 7-6(4)
Con. SF – #46 [3] Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Jake Stefanki (UK), Wakover
Con. Final – #7 [1] Alfredo Perez (UF) def. #46 [3] Christian Seraphim (WF), 6-3, 6-4

Blue Singles
Rd. 16 - #64 [4] Trey Yates (UK) def. Bar Botzer, 6-1, 6-1
Con. QF – Bar Botzer (WF) def. #105 [5-8] Chase Perez-Blanco (UF), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Con. SF – Bar Botzer (WF) def. Niclas Braun (MSU), 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Con. Final – Luis Erlenbusch (TUL) def. Bar Botzer (WF), 6-3, 6-0

Orange Doubles
QF – Jubb/Rakic (USC/MSU) def. [3] Seraphim/Botzer (WF), 8-6
Con. SF – #57 [2] Schmitz/Moore (TUL) def. [3] Seraphim/Botzer (WF), 8-5
7th-Place - Khlif/Kovacevic (ILL) def. Solomon/Botzer (WF), 8-5

Blue Doubles
QF – [3] Oradini/Braun (MSU) def. Stefanik/Solomon (UK/WF), 8-4
Con. SF – Gomes/Rouanet (UL) def. Sefanik/Solomon (WF), 8-4
7th-Place - Wynn/Kougoucheff (UL) def. Stefanik/Solomon (WF), Walkover

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