NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 25 Wake Forest Claims Consecutive Victories Over No. 27 VCU, Belmont Abbey

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Following a nine-day break and playing outdoors for the first time this season, the 25th-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team earned back-to-back wins over No. 27 VCU (4-3) and in-state foe Belmont Abbey (7-0) inside the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
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With the victory over No. 27 VCU, Wake Forest earned its third top-30 win of the season. Additionally, the Demon Deacons improved to a stellar 16-0 against in-state opponents over the past two seasons with the win over Belmont Abbey.
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Against the Rams (11-2, 0-0 A10), Wake Forest quickly fell behind as VCU took the doubles point with wins in first and third doubles.
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The Rams then took a 2-0 lead with a victory in second singles before the Demon Deacons stormed back to even the ledger with wins on courts one and four, respectively. VCU then extended its lead to 3-2, but Wake Forest responded, taking sixth and third singles to clinch the match.
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Less than an hour later, the Deacs squared off with in-state opponent Belmont Abbey and quickly earned the doubles point behind wins in second and third doubles.
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Wake Forest went on to sweep the Crusaders, going a perfect 6-of-6 in singles action. Of note, freshman Saud Alhogbani improved to a perfect 3-0 with his 7-5, 6-2 win in fourth singles against Belmont Abbey.
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The Demon Deacons will open ACC play Friday when they travel to Atlanta to face No. 69 Georgia Tech.
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Match #1 – No. 27 VCU
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How It Happened

  • VCU came out strong in doubles play as the Rams led in both first and third doubles through three games.
  • For only the third time this season, Matthew Thomson/

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