The Deacons and Cardinals have a history of close matches
Adam Lee posted a memorable win over Louisville in 2011
Feb. 22, 2014
No. 20 Wake Forest to Battle No. 48 Louisville
No. 20 Wake Forest will continue one of its most competitive series in recent years when it travels to take on No. 48 Louisville on Sunday at 12 p.m. in Louisville.
The two teams have faced off in each of the past three seasons with all three matches decided by the thinnest of margins.
Last season in Winston-Salem, the Deacons came from behind after dropping the doubles point to beat the Cardinals 5-2. Danny Kreyman clinched the win for the Deacons by winning a marathon 12-10 tiebreak in the second set. The victory avenged a 4-3 road loss to Louisville in 2012.
Senior Adam Lee had his coming out party against Louisville as a freshman in 2011, capping off a 5-hour marathon against the Cardinals with a win in the deciding match to hand Wake Forest a 4-3 victory.
In the Rankings
Wake Forest came in at No. 20 in this week's ITA team rankings. The Demon Deacons have been ranked in the Top 20 for the entire season.
The Deacons have three representatives in the most recent ITA singles rankings. Sophomore Romain Bogaerts leads the way at No. 40. Senior Adam Lee holds his highest career ranking at No. 42 while freshman Maksim Kan has entered the rankings for the first time at No. 58 after an impressive start to the season.
Two Wake Forest doubles teams are ranked, headlined by Bogaerts and Kan who shot into the rankings at No. 21 after a 5-1 start that has seen them defeat two ranked teams. Lee and Pedro Dumont are ranked No. 42.
Adam Lee is riding a 19-match dual singles winning streak dating back to last March. During that stretch he has played at the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 positions for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest is the fourth-highest ranked ACC team in this week's ITA Rankings behind No. 3 Virginia, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 16 Duke. The conference has six teams ranked in the Top 25, the second-most of any conference behind the SEC's seven.
Wake Forest and Louisville will be facing off as non-conference opponents for the last time Sunday. The Cardinals will join the ACC next season.