Wake Forest Faces Clemson in ACC Championship Opener
Amogh Prabhakar is the first Deacon since 2009 to post 20 dual-match singles wins in a season

Amogh Prabhakar is the first Deacon since 2009 to post 20 dual-match singles wins in a season

April 18, 2012

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The 10th-seeded Wake Forest men's tennis team opens postseason play on Thursday at noon when it takes on seventh-seed Clemson in the first round of the ACC Championship at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.

The Demon Deacons (13-14) have won four of their last six matches heading into the tournament and will look to avenge a tight 4-3 loss to the Tigers (9-13) in their penultimate ACC match last Friday.

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Double Trouble
Wake Forest won the doubles point in seven of its 11 ACC matches, trailing only Virginia (10), Duke (8) and Maryland (8) for doubles points won in conference play. In all of Wake Forest's doubles wins, the Deacons picked up victories from their top tandem of David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar and their second duo of Danny Kreyman and Adam Lee. Wake Forest also swept doubles against Boston College.

Hopkins and Prabhakar have a 24-9 record this season are currently ranked No. 55 in the ITA doubles rankings. Kreyman and Lee have gone 21-10 including 9-2 in ACC matches, tying the school record for ACC wins in a season that was first set by current assistant coach Brett Ross and his partner Charles Sartor in 2006.

Tough in the Middle
Playing at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, Amogh Prabhakar and Adam Lee have been the strength of Wake Forest singles lineup in the ACC season, holding 7-4 and 6-5 conference records, respectively.

Prabhakar has gone 20-6 in dual matches, making him the first Wake Forest player to post 20 singles wins in dual match play since Cory Parr (24) and Jonathan Wolff (21) accomplished the feat in 2009. Lee has come on strong down the stretch of the season and enters the tournament on a five-match singles winning streak.

Deacs Gut-Out Impressive Win over No. 60 Georgia Tech
Wake Forest heads into the tournament on a high note, having posted its best win of the conference season last Sunday againt No. 60 Georgia Tech. The Deacons took the 4-3 decision in dramatic fashion, winning tiebreaks at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions to win the doubles point and then taking two three-set singles matches to finish of the victory. Playing at the No. 3 position for the first time in his career, Adam Lee clinched the match with a marathon 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Juan Melian.

This Draw Looks Familiar...
Wake Forest is opening the ACC Championship against Clemson for the second year in a row. Last season, the Demon Deacons swept past the Tigers 4-0 in their tournament opener. However, Clemson got revenge last week, topping the Deacs 4-3 in a regular season contest.

The draw similarities do not end in the first round. The winner of the Clemson-Wake Forest match will face second-seed North Carolina in the quarterfinals on Friday at noon. After beating the Tigers last year, the Demon Deacons also faced the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals, but came up short in a 4-1 decision.

LAST TIME AGAINST CLEMSON
#71 Clemson 4, Wake Forest 3
April 13, 2012
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Singles

1. #75 Yannick Maden (CU) def. Danny Kreyman (WF) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
2. David Hopkins (WF) def. Gerardo Meza (CU) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 7-5
3. Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Ayrton Wibowo (CU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Adam Lee (WF) def. Dominique Maden (CU) 7-5, 6-4
5. Hunter Harrington (CU) def. Sam Wells (WF) 6-3, 6-3
6. Zachary Rigsby (CU) def. Alex Tsai (WF) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles
1. #60 Yannick Maden/Zachary Rigsby (CU) def. #48 David Hopkins/Amogh Prabhakar (WF) 8-5
2. Danny Kreyman/Adam Lee (WF) def. Gerardo Meza/Ayrton Wibowo (CU) 8-4
3. Dominique Maden/Wes Moran (CU) def. Conner Sherwood/Alex Tsai (WF) 9-7

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3*); Singles (3,5,1,4,6*,2)

AGAINST CLEMSON IN THE 2011 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
#32 Wake Forest 4, #59 Clemson 0
April 21, 2011
Cary, N.C.
Singles

1. #84 Jonathan Wolff (WF) def. Derek DeFazio (CLEM) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
2. Tripper Carleton (WF) vs. Yannick Maden (CLEM) 1-6, 6-0, 4-2, unfinished
3. #124 Iain Atkinson (WF) def. Kevin Galloway (CLEM) 6-3, 6-1
4. Danny Kreyman (WF) vs. Gerardo Meza (CLEM) 7-5, 5-6, unfinished
5. David Hopkins (WF) def. Dominique Maden (CLEM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Adam Lee (WF) vs. Zachery Rigsby (CLEM) 6-2, 2-6, 2-2, unfinished

Doubles
1. #39 Iain Atkinson/David Hopkins (WF) vs. Yannick Maden/Zachery Rigsby (CLEM) 8-7, unfinished
2. Adam Lee/Tripper Carleton (WF) def. Derek DeFazio/Robert Pietrucha (CLEM) 8-5
3. Danny Kreyman/Jonathan Wolff (WF) def. Dominique Maden/Juan Bolona (CLEM) 8-6

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3*); Singles (3,5,1*)
ACC Championships - First Round
No. 7 Wake Forest vs. No. 10 Clemson

 

 

 

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