Wake Forest to Host No. 14 Tennessee, Elon
Feb. 9, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTennis)
Off to an 8-1 start to the season, the 36th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team will host No. 14 Tennessee and Elon on Sunday at the Indoor Tennis Center. The Demon Deacons will face the Volunteers at noon and the Phoenix at 6 p.m.
The first 100 fans at the Tennessee match will receive a t-shirt, and there will be complimentary food available to all fans. The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band as well as the Demon Deacon mascot will be in attendance.
Deacons Off to Best Start Since 2007
The Demon Deacons won a tight doubles point with victories at the top two positions, and received singles wins from Amogh Prabhakar at No. 2, Danny Kreyman at No. 3, Adam Lee at No. 5 and Sam Bloom at No. 6.
Prabhakar's Winning Streak Hits Double Digits
Prabhakar's 10-match winning streak is the longest for a Demon Deacon since 2009, when Wake Forest all-time wins leader Cory Parr earned 10 consecutive victories at No. 1 singles.
Rocketing Up the Rankings
This is the final week that the preseason individual rankings will be used before new individual rankings are released next week. Senior Amogh Prabhakar is ranked No. 59 nationally, and fellow senior Danny Kreyman is ranked No. 90.
David Hopkins won at South Carolina in doubles to push his career total to 84 doubles wins. He is tied for sixth place in school history.
A Look at Tennessee
Sophomore Mikelis Libietis leads the Volunteers at No. 1 singles and is ranked No. 9 nationally. Redshirt sophomore Hunter Reese also holds a national singles ranking, coming in at No. 40.
The Vols boast a trio of ranked doubles teams. Libietis and Maryland-transfer John Colins are ranked No. 14, Edward Jones and Jarryd Chaplin are ranked No. 21 and Libietis and Chaplin come in at No. 26 in the national charts.
A Look at Elon
Cameron Silverman, who plays No. 1 singles for the Phoenix, is ranked No. 21 nationally. Elon's top doubles team of Silverman and Stefan Fortmann holds the No. 22 spot in the national rankings.