No. 20 Deacons Travel to No. 48 Louisville
Adam Lee posted a memorable win over Louisville in 2011
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.

 

 

Top Storylines
  • 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.
  • At No. 21, Romain Bogaerts and Maksim Kan are Wake Forest's highest-ranked doubles team since David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar were ranked 17th in the 2012 fall rankings.
  • Louisville has started the season 7-2 and is coming off of a 4-3 win over No. 40 Virginia Tech on Friday.
  • Making his debut in the ITA Singles Rankings at No. 58 this week, Maksim Kan is Wake Forest's first freshman to crack the singles rankings since Tripper Carleton did so during the 2010 season.
 

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