NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 16 Wake Forest Sweeps No. 42 Baylor for Third-Consecutive Victory


WACO, Texas – The 16th-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team earned a 4-0 decision over defending Big 12 Champion, No. 42 Baylor Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
The win marked the Demon Deacons’ (18-6, 3-1 ACC) third-consecutive victory and their seventh win over a ranked opponent this season. Additionally, the Deacs improved to a perfect 3-0 in road matches with the win over the Bears (8-11, 0-0 Big 12).
Baylor came out strong in doubles play, taking the lead in first and second doubles through seven games. Wake Forest quickly weathered the storm as Matthew Thomson/Melios Efstahiou earned a 6-3 decision in third doubles.
After the Bears took first doubles, all eyes turned to court two as Jurabek Karimov/Luciano Tacchi notched a narrow 7-6 (7-4) victory over Luc Koenig/Juampi Mazzuchi to secure the doubles point for Wake Forest.
Up 1-0 heading into singles, the Deacs took the opening set on 5/6 courts and never looked back en route to a perfect sweep in singles action to clinch the victory.
The Demon Deacons will look to add to their winning streak next weekend when they return home for a trio of matches against Louisville, Notre Dame and UNC Greensboro at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.
How It Happened

  • Baylor took the lead in first and second doubles, taking control of the match early.
  • Matthew Thomson/Melios Efstathiou gave the Deacs a 1-0 lead in doubles play as they earned a 6-3 decision in third doubles over Justin Braverman/Christopher Frantzen.
  • No. 24 Paroulek/Velcz defeated No. 30 Moroni/Lopez de Azcona in first doubles to even the…

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