Wake Forest Represented in Preseason Tennis Rankings
Jan. 3, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's and women's tennis teams both put players in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings, headlined by senior Amogh Prabhakar who came in at No. 59 in the men's singles rankings, earning the first national ranking of his career.
Joining Prabhakar in the men's singles rankings was fellow senior Danny Kreyman who came in at No. 90 on the national charts, which was a career-high mark.
Representing the Wake Forest women's tennis team in the national rankings was freshman Andrea Retolaza Andrade who earned a No. 125 singles ranking heading into the dual match season.
The men's tennis team was voted 66th in the preseason team rankings. The Deacons will open on Jan. 14 at home against Winthrop and will play a challenging schedule with 18 matches against teams in the preseason rankings, including six against teams ranked in the top 25.
The women's team begins dual match play at home on Jan. 26 against Richmond at 9 a.m. The Deacs will also face a challenging slate with 12 matches against preseason ranked teams and six against top 25 teams.
Prabhakar had a strong fall season for the Demon Deacons, going 9-4 in singles that included ranked wins over No. 55 Rafael Aita of UNC Wilmington and No. 111 Fred Saba of Duke. The Bangalore, India native won his flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational for his first singles title.
Kreyman led the Deacons in the fall with an 11-5 singles record, highlighted by a second-place finish in his flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational. The Long Beach, N.Y. native also won his way through qualifying to earn a main draw berth at the prestigious ITA All-American Championships.
Retolaza Andrade led the Wake Forest women's team with a 6-6 singles record in the fall that included ranked wins over No. 82 Allison Falkin of Illinois and No. 99 Maria Fuccillo of Virginia. She won the consolation draw of her flight at the season-opening Virginia Invitational.