Chrysochos, Mansouri Remain Perfect at ITA National Fall Championships
Nov. 2, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The tandem of Petros Chrysochos and Skander Mansouri continued their perfect run at the ITA National Fall Championships Friday (Nov. 2), as the duo each won their respective singles matches before teaming up for a come-from-behind victory in doubles play.

Chrysochos, ranked third the country and seeded third in the field, faced Benjamin Hannestad of Arizona State in the second round. The Larnaca, Cyprus native was forced to a first-set tiebreaker before blanking Hannestad in the tiebreaker, 7-0. In the second set, Chrysochos cruised to a 6-3 victory.

In the Round of 32, Chrysochos will face 10th-seeded JJ Wolf of Ohio State, who entered the tournament ranked 29th nationally.

Mansouri, the No. 4 seed in the field and 10th-ranked player in the country, quickly picked up a 6-3 first-set victory over Alex Knaff of Florida State. The senior was pushed in the second set but ultimately closed out a 7-5 victory to march on in the tournament.

Mansouri will face Jordi Arconada of Texas A&M in the Round of 32. Arconada, ranked 36th and seeded 15th, was up 3-0 in the first set of his match Thursday when his opponent was forced to retire.

The duo then paired up in the Round of 16 in doubles to take on the 26th-ranked duo of Victor Pham and Jackie Tang of Columbia. The Demon Deacon duo dropped the first set, 6-4, before forcing a third set with a 6-3 victory in the middle frame. In the 10-point tiebreaker, the Deacs pulled away late to clinch a 10-6 decision. They await the winner of Little/Schretter (Baylor) and Braun/Foshey (Mississippi State).

In consolation action, the doubles team of Christian Seraphim and Julian Zlobinsky picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jack Lin and Will Matheson of Columbia.



ITA National Fall Championships
Singles Draw
R64 – #3 [3] Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Kiranpal Pannu (CSU), 6-0, 6-4
R64 – #10 [4] Skander Mansouri (WF) def. #25 Daniel Valent (VAN), 6-3, 6-4
R32 - #3 [3] Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Benjamin Hannestad (ASU), 7-6(0), 6-3
R32 - #10 [4] Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Alex Knaff (FSU), 6-3, 7-5

Doubles Draw
R32 – Chrysochos/Mansouri (WF) def. El Sallaly/Oliveira (PAC), 6-4, 6-2
R32 – #5 [1] Perez/Inglidsen (UF) def. Seraphim/Zlobinsky (WF), 6-3, 7-6(2)
R16 – Chrysochos/Mansouri (WF) def. #26 Pham/Tang (COL), 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
R16 – Seraphim/Zlobinsky (WF) def. Lin/Matheson (COL), 6-3, 6-4

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