Nov. 16, 2017
2018 Printable Schedule
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest women’s tennis coach Jeff Wyshner announced the team’s 2018 schedule on Thursday.
The Demon Deacons will play 25 regular season matches, with 13 at home and 12 on the road. The Deacs will play 14 ACC matches and take on 11 nonconference opponents.
Wake Forest will enter the 2018 spring season with two players ranked in the ITA’s top 100 in singles. Freshman Eliza Omirou comes in at No. 70, just the third Demon Deacon freshman to make an appearance in the national rankings in the past 10 years. She joins teammate Emma Davis, who accomplished the feat in 2016, along with Andrea Retolaza in 2013. Omirou is the first Deacon freshman since 2006 to earn a top 100 ranking.
Davis joins Omirou at No. 72 in the singles rankings while Omirou and Anna Ulyashchenko are ranked No. 42 in doubles after an impressive fall campaign. Excluding preseason rankings, they are the highest ranked Wake Forest doubles pairing since 2012, when Kayla Duncan and Kathryn Talbert ended the fall at No. 20.
The Demon Deacons begin their 2018 slate with a home doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 20. First, the team battles Furman at 10 a.m. before concluding the day with a 2:30 p.m. match against the College of Charleston.
On Friday, Jan. 26, the team will take on Arkansas as part of ITA Kick-off Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The next day, the Deacs will play either Ohio State or Kansas.
Wake Forest opens conference play with a trip to Clemson on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. The Demon Deacons conclude their February schedule by competing in the Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The event is an eight-team, two-day tournament.
On March 2, the team returns home for its ACC opener against Duke, followed by doubleheaders against Virginia Tech and Elon on March 4 and Liberty and Winthrop on March 11.
After a two-match trip to Pitt (March 16) and Syracuse (March 18), the Demon Deacons close out March with a season long five-match home stretch that includes contests against Florida State (March 23) and North Carolina (March 29).
Wake Forest will play five of its six April matches away from home, with trips to Georgia Tech (April 8), NC State (April 13), Boston College (April 20) and Virginia (April 22).
The Deacs compete in their final regular season home match on April 15 against Louisville.
After the regular season, the ACC Tournament is held from April 25-29 in Cary, N.C. The NCAA Championships will be held May 10-28, with Wake Forest serving as the host site for the final rounds of competition.