Deacs Close Regular Season With Three Home Matches
April 12, 2012
The Wake Forest men's tennis team has a busy weekend to finish the 2012 regular season, hosting No. 71 Clemson at 3 p.m. on Friday, and No. 60 Georgia Tech (noon) and Longwood (5 p.m.) in a doubleheader on Sunday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
The Demon Deacons sit at 11-13 (2-7 ACC) after topping Maryland and Boston College last weekend before falling to NC State in midweek action.
Hopkins and Prabhakar Jump Into Rankings
The Deacons' No. 1 duo leads the team with a 22-8 record this season, including 15-6 in dual matches and 7-2 in ACC play. Their long jump into the rankings this week was reminiscent of last season when Hopkins and then-partner Iain Atkinson made their season debut on the national charts in late March at No. 36.
Both of Wake Forest's conference wins this year, against Maryland and Boston College, were 4-3 decisions in which the Deacons took the doubles point.
Prabhakar and Lee Strong in ACC Play
At. No. 3 Prabhakar leads the squad with five ACC singles wins and 17 dual match singles wins. His 45 combined singles and doubles wins this season are more than three times the total amount that he accumulated in the first two years of his career.
Lee is close behind Prabhakar with four ACC singles wins while playing at the No. 4 spot. The Kiwi has also been particularly strong in doubles, at one point winning 11 matches in a row - the longest individual streak in singles or doubles on the team this season.
Scouting the Tigers
The Tigers are currently tied for sixth place in the ACC with a 4-5 conference record. Clemson has one ranked singles player in No. 75 Yannick Maden. Maden and Zachary Rigsby form the nation's 60th-ranked doubles team.
Scouting the Yellow Jackets
King is also ranked No. 21 in singles, and Spir comes in at No. 48 on the singles charts.
Scouting the Lancers
LAST TIME AGAINST CLEMSON
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3*); Singles (3,5,1*)
LAST TIME AGAINST GEORGIA TECH
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3*,1); Singles (1,2,6,3*,4,5)
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