Deacs Sweep First Day of USTA/ITA National Indoor
Nov. 4, 2016

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Wake Forest opened play at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Thursday, as the Demon Deacons went a perfect 3-0 on the opening day.

In singles action, both Petros Chrysochos and Skander Mansouri claimed three-set victories, while Mansouri teamed with Christian Seraphim to win in straight sets in doubles.

Third-seeded Chrysochos knocked off Northwestern's No. 44-ranked Strong Kirchheimer, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, to advance into the round of 16.

Mansouri took down a conference rival and last year's Junior College National Player of the Year in Florida State's Guy Iradukunda, winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

In doubles play, the second-seeded duo of Mansouri and Seraphim defeated Stanford's Yale Goldberg and Sameer Kumar in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Wake Forest is the only program with two singles players and a doubles team remaining in the round of 16.

As the only tournament on the ITA calendar to showcase elite players from every level of college tennis, the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.

Other Deacons will be in action at Georgia's Bulldog Scramble, which begins Friday. That draw includes Dennis Uspensky, Alan Gadjiev and Maksim Kan.

 

 

USTA/ITA National Indoor Singles Results
Rd. of 32: No. 3 seed/No. 7 ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. No. 44 ranked Strong Kirchheimer (Northwestern), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Rd. of 16: No. 3 seed/No. 7 ranked Petros Chrysochos (WF) vs. Brandon Holt (USC), Friday
Rd. of 32: No. 6 ranked Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Guy Iradukunda (Florida St.), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Rd. of 16: No. 6 ranked Skander Mansouri (WF) vs. No. 8 seed/No. 9 ranked Arthur Rinderknech (Texas A&M), Friday

USTA/ITA National Indoor Doubles Results
Rd. of 16: No. 2 seed/No. 3 ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Yale Goldberg/Sameer Kumar (Stanford), 6-4, 6-4
QF: No. 2 seed/No. 3 ranked Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) vs. Shawn Hadavi/Jackie Tang (Columbia), Friday

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