NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 25 Wake Forest Set to Open ACC Play

No. 25 Wake Forest Set to Open ACC Play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Coming off a pair of victories at home on Tuesday, the 25th-ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team will travel for its first two ACC matches of the 2023 season at No. 69 Georgia Tech and No. 44 Clemson this weekend.
This marks the first time the Deacs will be playing as visitors this season and first time playing outside of Winston-Salem since the ITA National Team Indoor Championships two weeks ago. Of note, Wake Forest went 5-1 in road matches against ACC foes last season, outscoring its opponents 24-9.
The Deacs finished with an 11-1 conference record in 2022 and hold a 53-3 record in ACC play dating back to 2017.
This season, Wake Forest owns a 13-2 (86.7 percent) record in first singles with Filippo Moroni (7-0) and Melios Efstathiou (6-2) leading the way for the Demon Deacons.
Match Schedule

  • Friday, March 3

    • 5 p.m. – No. 25 Wake Forest at No. 69 Georgia Tech

  • Sunday, March 5

    • 12 p.m. – No. 25 Wake Forest at No. 44 Clemson

How To Follow
Live results for the match against Georgia Tech can be found HERE. The stream for Sunday’s match against Clemson can be found HERE, while live results can be viewed HERE.
Ranked Deacs
            No. 37 – Melios Efstathiou
            No. 95 – Jurabek Karimov
            No. 40 – Juan Lopez de Azcona/Filippo Moroni
Last Time Out
Wake Forest claimed a pair of victories Tuesday, knocking off No. 27 VCU and Belmont-Abbey inside the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
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.
Against the Rams, Wake Forest quickly fell behind as VCU took the doubles point with wins in first and third doubles.
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.
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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