No. 41 Deacons Travel to Face No. 34 Louisville
Feb. 24, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The 41st-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team will hit the road for the first time this month when it takes on No. 34 Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
Wake Forest holds a 8-4 record and has won its past four matches, including a 5-2 victory over William & Mary and a 7-0 win over Norfolk State last weekend.
Against William & Mary, the Deacs swept the doubles point for the first match since the season's opening day and maintained the momentum by also winning all three doubles matches against Norfolk State.
Junior Amogh Prabhakar has played every match for the Deacons at the No. 3 singles spot and leads the team with a 10-1 dual match singles record. Most recently, Prabhakar defeated William & Mary's Adrian Vodislav 6-2, 6-4 and Norfolk State's Igor Braga 6-0, 6-2.
The Cardinals 7-4 and will be playing their sixth-straight home match at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Louisville is currently riding a three-match winning streak with victories against Clemson, Belmont and Tennessee Tech.
Last year's matchup between the two teams provided the platform for Deacon sophomore Adam Lee to post the first big win of his career. Playing at the No. 6 spot, Lee had to wait to start his match because of the five-court setup in Leighton Stadium, the former home courts for the Deacs - a pressure-packed situation given that the teams were tied 3-3 at the time.
The Auckland, New Zealand native fought through a first-set tiebreak to clinch the victory for Wake Forest 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 against Andrew Carter. Carter is now playing at the No.1 spot for the Cardinals this season.
Following this weekend's match, the Demon Deacons will host Michigan at 11 a.m. and Mercer at 4 p.m. on March 3.