NCAA Mens Tennis

Wake Forest Downs No. 60 Miami and Coastal Carolina in Sunday’s Action


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Including the team’s third ACC victory of the season, the No. 14 ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team (17-6, 3-1 ACC) swept Sunday’s action by defeating No. 60 Miami 4-1 and Coastal Carolina 4-0 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. 

The Demon Deacons began the doubleheader with a 4-1 victory over No. 60 Miami. After the Hurricanes secured the doubles point, five Demon Deacons won their first set in singles action before No. 21 Melios Efstathiou (6-4, 6-3 vs. No. 44 Dan Martin), No. 122 Filippo Moroni (6-4, 7-5 vs. Antonio Prat), Luciano Tacchi (6-4, 6-2 vs. Leonard Bierbaum) and Juan Lopez de Azcona (6-3, 6-3 vs. Nacho Serra Sanchez) secured victories. 

In the afternoon showdown with the Chanticleers, Wake Forest picked up a highly competitive doubles point thanks to the No. 30 pairing of  Moroni and Lopez de Azcona at 7-6 (7-5) before securing the 4-0 victory to close out the weekend. Lopez de Azcona led the way for the Deacs with a 6-0, 6-3 decision in fifth singles. 

Wake Forest will travel to the Lone Star State next weekend, facing current No. 43 Baylor on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST. 

How It Happened vs. Miami 

  • Miami would take the doubles point over Wake Forest to begin Sunday’s ACC matchup, scoring victories on Court 3 (6-1) and Court 1 (6-1).

    • On Court 2, the matchup between Wake Forest’s Jurabek Karimov and Luciano Tacchi and Miami’s Franco Aubone and Dan Martin went unfinished at 3-3. 

  • Efstathiou and Moroni jumped out to early leads in first (3-0) and second (3-1) singles, respectively.

  • Thomson surged and took a 4-1 lead in fifth singles as…

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