Wake Forest looks to earn a berth into the semifinals on Saturday, May 20, when the Demon Deacons face North Carolina at 4 p.m.
May 19, 2017
Deacs Set for NCAA Quarterfinals
• For the first time in program history, Wake Forest is set to compete in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship following a 4-0 victory over Stanford in the Round of 16.
• The Demon Deacons will face in-state foe North Carolina on Saturday, May 20, with first serve set for 4 p.m.
• Saturday will be a rematch from earlier this season when Wake Forest topped then No. 5 North Carolina, 4-3, on March 10.
• The Deacs’ quarterfinal appearance is the first in program history. Including this season, Wake Forest had advanced to the Round of 16 five times before making its first quarterfinal berth.
• The Demon Deacons also advanced to the Round of 16 in 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2016.
• The Demon Deacons won the ACC regular season title outright on Sunday, April 23, with their victory over Notre Dame.
• It marks the first time in program history that Wake Forest has won the ACC regular season title.
• Wake Forest’s 12 ACC wins are the most in program history, topping the previous program-best of 10 wins, set a season ago.
• Four Demon Deacons were recognized by the league’s coaches, as Petros Chrysochos, Borna Gojo, Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim all claimed All-ACC accolades.
• Chrysochos, Gojo and Mansouri were named first team All-ACC while Seraphim was tabbed third team All-ACC.
• Wake Forest’s four honorees were second-most in the league while the three first team recipients were the most in the ACC.
• Wake Forest’s loss to Virginia on April 30 snapped a 19-match winning streak dating back to February 25.
• The streak is a program record for most consecutive wins in a season, surpassing the previous record of 15 set by the 1997 team. That team started the season 15-0 before finishing with a 17-2 record.
Home Sweet Home
• The Demon Deacons finished the regular season a perfect 12-0 at home and went 2-0 at home during the first two rounds of the NCAA Championship, marking the program’s first undefeated home season (14-0) since 1980.
• Of those 14 wins, six came against nationally ranked opponents and only one match was decided by a 4-3 margin.
• Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim have paired up to win 36 doubles matches this season alone, setting a new program record for most doubles wins by a duo in single season history. The tandem passed the previous record of 30, set by Steven Forman and Cory Parr in 2009.
• Mansouri and Seraphim have each won 89 career doubles matches individually during their time at Wake Forest and are tied for fifth in program history in career doubles victories. Wake Forest’s program record for the most doubles wins in a career is 108, set by current volunteer assistant Cory Parr (2005-09).