Deacons Look to Extend Streak against `Pack
April 9, 2012
Fresh off of conference wins over Maryland and Boston College, the Wake Forest men's tennis team begins its final week of the regular season on Tuesday when it hosts No. 36 NC State at 3 p.m. at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Admission to the match is free. Live scoring will be available on WakeForestSports.com. For Twitter updates, follow @WakeTennis.
Deacs Sweep Past Maryland and BC
The tilt with the Terrapins came down to the final match on court where David Hopkins took down Vlad Stefan 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-3 to give the Deacons a hard-fought victory. The win over Boston College was a bit more comfortable as the Deacs quickly took four points to seal the match before the Eagles rallied to win at the final three spots.
Wake Forest moved to a perfect 7-0 all-time against Boston College and pushed its winning streak against Maryland to 24 matches - its longest active streak against a single opponent.
The Demon Deacons have won the doubles point in six of their eight ACC matches this season. Wake Forest's .750 doubles-point winning percentage in ACC play trails only conference leaders Virginia and Duke.
Hopkins & Prabhakar on Ranked Win Streak
The Deacon duo started the streak against Virginia Tech's 46th-ranked duo of Luka Somen and Corrado Degl'Incerti Tocci, and kept it rolling last weekend with top 40 victories over No. 24 John Collins and Maros Horny of Maryland and No. 36 Akash Muppidi and Alex Skinner of Boston College.
Hopkins and Prabhakar are 14-6 this spring, playing every match at the No. 1 position. They hold four wins over teams that are currently ranked and have all but one of their six losses have come against teams that currently hold a spot in the top 75.
Scouting NC State
State is currently ranked No. 36 nationally. The Pack boasts one of the conference's best singles players in No. 35 Jaime Pulgar.
Last Time Against NC State
LAST TIME AGAINST NC STATE
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2*,3); Singles (1,2,3,6,4*,5)