Men's Tennis Schedule Features Marquee Home Matches
Aug. 13, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Media Relations (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head men's tennis coach Tony Bresky today released the Demon Deacons' 2012-13 schedule, which includes 15 home dual matches, two home tournaments and 17 contests against teams that finished last season in the ITA national rankings.
With a top-10 recruiting class coming to Winston-Salem this fall, Bresky will test the Deacons with a challenging non-conference slate that includes marquee home matches against Louisville (Feb. 1), Tennessee (Feb. 10) and Oklahoma (March 9). The Deacs will travel to face Michigan, VCU and South Carolina on the road.
Wake Forest will also bring in Alabama, New Mexico and Penn State, which is led by former Deacon head coach Jeff Zinn, for a round-robin tournament in late January.
"Our difficult non-conference schedule is going to prepare us well for the challenge that the ACC season will bring," said Bresky. "We're really excited to be able to play of the top teams in the country in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Louisville at our facility, and we hope that our fans enjoy the opportunity to see such high-caliber tennis in Winston-Salem."
The Demon Deacons will open the ever-challenging ACC slate on March 15 with a road match against Duke, which reached the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA Championship. The Deacs play their first home ACC match on March 31 against Miami before playing host to last year's NCAA runner-up Virginia on April 5.
Wake Forest will also host Virginia Tech, Florida State and North Carolina in home ACC action, and will play away at NC State, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Clemson.
"The ACC is always one of the most difficult conferences in the country," said Bresky. "There are no easy matches in the conference schedule, and we will have to be prepared to compete hard in every one of them if we want to have success."
The Wake Forest Tennis Complex will play host to two tournaments before dual match play begins in the WFU Fall Invite (Oct. 12-14) and the Wake Forest Spring Invite (Jan. 11-14). The Deacons will also compete in a number of other fall tournaments, starting with the Duke Fab Four Tournament, which runs from Sept. 14-16.