Tennis Central: No. 1 Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech
Demon Deacons resume ACC play on Tuesday, March 21, as Wake Forest plays host to Virginia Tech at 4 p.m.
March 20, 2017
Deacs Set for Midweek ACC Contest
• Wake Forest returns home to take on Virginia Tech on Tuesday, March 21 in a midweek match. First serve at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex is set for 4 p.m.
Last Time Out
• The Demon Deacons improved to 14-1 with a road victory over No. 12 Georgia on Friday, March 17. Wake Forest, playing its first match as the No. 1 team in the country, survived a scare, escaping Athens with a 4-3 victory.
• After dropping the doubles point, the Deacs responded with victories on courts 1, 3 and 6. With the match tied a 3-all, Borna Gojo claimed a three-set victory, clinching the match for the Deacs.
• Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim have each won 76 career doubles matches during their time at Wake Forest, one victory shy of matching the 10th-most doubles victories in a career. Danny Kreyman (2009-13) currently ranks 10th all-time with 77 career doubles victories. Wake Forest’s record for career doubles victories is 108, set by current volunteer assistant Cory Parr (2005-09).
• The duo have paired up to win 24 matches this season alone, equaling the total number of doubles wins the tandem recorded a season ago. The 24 wins are tied for the seventh-most in single season history for a doubles team. Steven Forman and Parr hold the single season record with 30 wins.
Gojo Climbs Singles Lineup
• Since arriving on campus in January, freshman Borna Gojo has made an immediate impact on the roster. Gojo opened his first weekend of competition splitting time in the No. 3 and 4 singles position before moving into the No. 3 slot permanently on the second weekend.
• During his time at No. 3, Gojo defeated three ranked opponents, including the 48th-ranked player in the country, allowing the native of Split, Croatia to earn his first-ever national ranking on March 7 when he entered the ITA singles rankings at No. 76.
• Gojo played one match at No. 3 singles while ranked before moving up to the No. 2 position for the first time on March 12. While at the No. 2 singles position, Gojo is 2-0 with wins over two ranked opponents, including his highest ranked opponent, No. 46 Emil Reinberg of TCU.
New No. 1
• In the latest ITA rankings released on March 15, Wake Forest moved up to No. 1 in the polls, the first No. 1 ranking in program history.
• The Deacs began the season ranked second nationally, which had been the highest ranking in program history. Wake Forest maintained it’s No. 2 status for most of the spring, before ascending to the top on March 15.
Deacs In The Rankings
• Four Deacs appear in the latest ITA singles rankings, including Petros Chrysochos (No. 2), Skander Mansouri (No. 5), Christian Seraphim (No. 37) and Borna Gojo (No. 76).
• Mansouri and Seraphim also team up to form the No. 2 doubles team in the country.
ACC Action Looming
• The Demon Deacons close the season with 10 of the final 11 matches against ACC competition. The lone nonconference match remaining is against North Carolina A&T on Sunday, April 2.
• During that time, Wake Forest will play at home six times while taking to the road for five matches.
Next Time Out
• Wake Forest hits the road for a pair of ACC matches on Friday and Sunday, March 26 & 30.
• The Deacs will first travel to Clemson on Friday, and will wrap up the weekend on Sunday at Georgia Tech.