Chrysochos Wins ITA All-American Championship
Oct. 10, 2016

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

TULSA, Okla. -- Wake Forest men's tennis sophomore Petros Chrysochos claimed the program's first-ever ITA All-American Championship on Monday with his fifth straight-sets victory over a six-match span on Monday.

Taking on Ohio State's No. 33-ranked Hugo Di Feo for the title, Chrysochos held serve to take a 5-4 lead in the opening set, then broke serve to win the set. Chrysochos dominated the second set from start to finish, at one point winning 17 straight points and claiming 24 of 28 points total en route to a 6-4, 6-0 victory in the match.

"Petros had a great week. Obviously he did a really good job preparing the last couple weeks -- we spent a lot of time working on his fitness -- and it paid off with some great tennis," head coach Tony Bresky said. "Obviously Hugo's a great player, and had beaten Skander [Mansouri] earlier in the tournament. Petros got off to a bit of a slow start, but his second set of tennis was possibly the best I've seen him play. I think this is a tribute to the work he's put in, and it reinforces the level he can play at."

Chrysochos was the first Demon Deacon ever to advance to the final. Romain Bogaerts reached the semifinal in 2014, as did Tripper Carleton in 2010.

"It's nice recognition for Wake Forest to have Petros win the tournament and have Skander and Christian [Seraphim] reach the semifinals," Bresky added. "We were the only program to be represented in both the singles and doubles semifinals, and this raises the expectation level for the team going forward."

Chrysochos defeated six top-50 opponents en route to the title, dropping only one set and playing just two tiebreaks over the six matches.

Pre-Qualifying
Rd. 1: Johan den Toom (Arkansas) def. Sean Hill (WF), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Cons.: Sean Hill (WF) def. Peter Foersom (Illinois State), 6-0, 6-0
Rd. 1: Sander Gjoels Anderson (SDSU) def. Charles Parry (WF), 6-0, 6-2
Cons.: John Millstead (Oklahoma) def. Charles Parry (WF), 6-3, 6-3

Qualifying
Rd. 1: Alan Gadjiev (WF) def. No. 125 Gabor Csonka (LSU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Rd. 2: No. 95 Jolan Cailleau (Texas Tech) def. Alan Gadjiev (WF) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Rd. 1: No. 94 Tyler Lu (Yale) def. No. 25-32 seed, No. 88 ranked Maksim Kan (WF), 6-0, 6-1
Rd. 1: Christian Seraphim (WF) def. No. 123 Jaime Barajas (Utah St.), 6-3, 6-2
Rd. 2: Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Dominic Bechard (Tulsa), 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
Rd. 3: Christian Seraphim (WF) def. No. 110 Adam Moundir (Old Dominion), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Rd. 1: Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. No. 17-24 seed, No. 76-ranked Chase Perez-Blanco (Florida), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Rd. 2: [Q] Alberto Barroso-Campos (South Fla.) def. Dennis Uspensky (WF), 7-6 (6), 0-6, 7-5

Main Draw
Rd. of 64: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 26 Mate Cutura (Mississippi St.), 6-4, 6-4
Rd. of 32: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 38 Gage Brymer (UCLA), 6-3, 6-1
Rd. of 16: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 45 Jose Salazar (Arkansas), 7-6 (1), 4-6, 7-6 (4)
QF: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 1 seed/No. 1-ranked Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State), 6-2, 6-4
SF: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 37 Alfredo Perez (Florida), 7-5, 6-1
Final: No. 6 seed/No. 8-ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 33 Hugo Di Feo (Ohio State), 6-4, 6-0

Rd. of 64: No. 5 seed, No. 7-ranked Skander Mansouri (WF) def. No. 43 Nuno Borges (Mississippi St.), 6-3, 6-4
Rd. of 32: No. 5 seed, No. 7-ranked Skander Mansouri (WF) def. [Q] No. 105 Thomas Laurent (Oregon), 6-4, 6-4
Rd. of 16: No. 33 Hugo Di Feo (Ohio State) def. No. 5 seed, No. 7-ranked Skander Mansouri (WF), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Rd. of 64: [Q} Christian Seraphim (WF) def. No. 122 Antonio Cembellin (Indiana), 6-3, 7-6 (2)
Rd. of 32: [Q] Christian Seraphim (WF) def. No. 9-16 seed, No. 15-ranked William Bushamuka (Kentucky), 6-4, 6-4
Rd. of 16: No. 3 seed, No. 5-ranked Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. [Q] Christian Seraphim (WF), 6-4, 6-3

Doubles Main Draw
Rd. of 32: No. 3 seed, No. 3-ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. [Q] Hugo Di Feo/Martin Joyce (Ohio State), 6-4, 7-6 (1)
Rd. of 16: No. 3 seed, No. 3-ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. [Q] No. 33 Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (North Carolina), 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)
QF: No. 3 seed, No. 3-ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. [Q] No. 26 Edward Covalschi/Josh Hager (Notre Dame), 6-0, 6-1
SF: No. 2 seed, No. 2-ranked Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (California) def. No. 3 seed, No. 3-ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8)

 

 

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