Tennis Central: No. 1 Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech
March 20, 2017

Gameday Central | #1 Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech
vs. Virginia Tech Tuesday, March 21
Location Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
Coverage Live Scoring | Live Video | Live Blog Twitter Updates
Information Wake Forest Notes (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader

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.

Double Trouble
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.

 

 

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