Deacons Head to Sunshine State to Face No. 54 Miami, No. 31 FSU
March 22, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team will make its longest road trip of the season this weekend when it heads south to face No. 54 Miami on Friday and No. 31 Florida State on Sunday.
The Demon Deacons (9-8, 0-2 ACC) will be taking on the Hurricanes (7-5, 0-3 ACC) for the second time this season after they earned a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Canes during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Gainesville, Fla. back in January.
In that match, Danny Kreyman rallied from 4-2 down in the final set against Omar Aly at the deciding No. 2 singles position to come back for a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 win that clinched victory for the Deacs. Kreyman has alternated between the No. 1 and No. 2 positions for the Demon Deacons this season and leads the team with a 23-11 overall singles record.
Wake Forest has shown improvement in doubles in recent matches, winning the doubles point on the road at No. 32 North Carolina and picking up a win at No. 2 doubles against No. 5 Duke. David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar posted a signature doubles win against the Tar Heels, downing UNC's 44th-ranked duo of Brennan Boyajian and Oystein Steiro 8-4. The duo has gone 16-7 together this season, including 9-5 at No. 1 doubles.
Sophomore Adam Lee has also been a major reason for the doubles success and is currently in the midst of a nine-match doubles winning streak, having played with three different partners over that time period.
The Deacons are searching for their first ACC win after dropping their conference openers to North Carolina and Duke. Amogh Prabhakar earned Wake Forest's lone point against Duke, gutting out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Raphael Hemmeler. The junior from Bangalore, India has been the Deacons' most consistent performer in dual matches this year, posting a 13-3 record at No. 3 singles.