Deacs Advance Three in ITA All-American Singles Draw
Oct. 6, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

TULSA, Okla. – The Wake Forest men’s tennis team was a perfect 3-for-3 in singles play as the main draw of the ITA All-American Championship began on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Petros Chrysochos, the No. 3 seed and third-ranked player in the country began his quest to repeat as the winner of the All-American Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over 42nd-ranked Ryo Matsumura of Kentucky. In the second round Chrysochos will square off against Michael Geerts of Arizona State, who advanced out of the qualifying draw and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory in his opening round match of the main draw.

Skander Mansouri, ranked 10th in the country and seeded seventh in the field topped No. 31 Aron Hiltzik of Illinois, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the second round. He will take on No. 30 Emil Reinberg of Georgia, who earned a 6-3, 7-6(3) victory in his first match of the main draw.

Christian Seraphim fought to a three-set victory in his first-round match against Johannes Schretter of Baylor. Seraphim, ranked 46th in the country, took the first set by a 7-5 margin over Schretter, who entered the tournament ranked 40th. Schretter evened the match with a 7-6(6) victory in the second set before Seraphim closed out the match with a 6-2 victory in the final set. He will face No. 4 seed and fifth-ranked William Blumberg of North Carolina in the second round.

The duo of Seraphim and Mansouri were upset in the first round of the doubles main draw, as the No. 1 team in the nation fell to Florida’s tandem of Kessler and Vale in three sets. After taking the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6(6), Seraphim and Mansouri dropped the second set, 6-3, to set up a 10-point tiebreaker for the match. Extra points were needed, but the Demon Deacon duo fell 11-9.



Second round action begins Friday, with the tournament concluding with the championship on Monday.

ITA All-American Championship
Pre-Qualifying Singles Draw
R1 - Yuval Solomon (WF) def. Maik Steiner (WMU), 7-6(3), 6-3
R2 – Luis Erlenbusch (TUL) def. Yuval Solomon (WF), 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
R1 – Joe Davis (Iowa) def. Julian Zlobinsky (WF), 6-4, 6-1

Qualifying Singles Draw
R1 - Josh Goodger (TUL) def. Alan Gadiev (WF), 6-4, 6-2
R1 – Christian Langmo (UM) def. Bar Botzer (WF), 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(7)

Qualifying Doubles Draw
R1 - Gadjiev/Zlobinsky (WF) def. #46 [9-16] Maestre/Moundir (ODU), 6-3, 4-, 10-7
R2 – Gajiev/Zlobinsky (WF) def. Laurent/Tanaka (ORE), 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
F - #39 [7] Griffith/Nishimura (CAL) def. Gadjiev/Zlobinsky (WF), 6-4, 7-5

Main Singles Draw
R64 - #3 [3] Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #42 Ryo Matsumura (UK), 6-4, 6-4
R64 - #10 [7] Skander Mansouri def. #31 Aron Hiltzik, 6-3, 6-4
R64 - #46 Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #40 Johannes Schretter (BAY), 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-2

Main Doubles Draw
R32 – Kessler/Vale (UF) def. #1 [1] Mansouri/Seraphim, 6-7(6), 6-3, 11-9

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