NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 14 Wake Forest Sweeps Radford in Double-Header


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Behind a perfect 9-0 record in singles action, the 14th-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team earned consecutive sweeps over Radford Friday inside the Indoor Tennis Center at Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons (4-0, 0-0 ACC) swept the Highlanders (0-2, 0-0 Big South) in back-to-back matches en route to their second-consecutive 4-0 start. Of note, the Deacs have now won 30-straight home matches, dating back to last season.
Additionally, the Deacs improved their home record to 109-4 since the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign.
Starting up the first contest against Radford, the duo of Melios Efstathiou and Matthew Thomson secured a 6-2 decision on Court 3 before Jurabek Karimov/Luciano Tacchi earned a 6-1 victory on Court 2 to capture the doubles point for Wake Forest.
Filippo Moroni earned the Deacs’ first singles win as he picked up an impressive victory on Court 1. Shortly after, Tacchi and Efstathiou earned wins on Courts 2 and 4 to clinch the match for Wake Forest; however, the two sides played out the remainder of the contest. With the victory already secured, Thomson, Karimov and Juan Lopez de Azcona all went on to win their singles matches, earning Wake Forest the 7-0 decision.
After earning a 7-0 victory over the Highlanders in the first contest of the day, Wake Forest came out aggressive in the second match as the Deacs quickly earned the doubles point behind a 6-0 sweep from Efstathiou/Thomson and 6-1 victory from Karimov/Tacchi.
In singles action, the Deacs reeled off three wins quickly as Efstathiou, Thomson and de Azcona combined to relinquish only four games…

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