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Thread: Wake Forest Tennis 2021 - Men beat Notre Dame and Louisville

  1. #101
    The women played a decent match against #1 UNC yesterday. We took the doubles point, which is the first time UNC has lost the doubles point all year. Then, we took 2 first sets in singles (and all the first sets were close), but UNC ended up sweeping the doubles. An OK showing for us - hopefully we can build on it and get a lot of wins over the next few weeks as a schedule eases up some.

    The men beat AZ State yesterday. ASU has a decent team, even though their record is poor. We took the doubles point for the second big match in a row. I've been impressed by Bar's performance at 1 this year, and he continued to play well beating a solid player in Nathan Ponwith. The Deacs play at #1 USC tomorrow at 8 PM.

  2. #102
    Gojo won a Davis Cup match for Croatia and Petros won a futures event in Las Vegas over the weekend.

  3. #103
    Match vs #1 USC cancelled due to expected weather. I guess they didn’t want to play indoors?

  4. #104
    Carolina’s best opportunity gone.

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by socaldeac View Post
    Carolina’s best opportunity gone.
    Yep. I guess that's the silver lining.

  6. #106
    Wow, so much has changed in the world since the last post on this thread...

    Wake received a verbal from a really good Italian player, Filippo Moroni. He has ATP points and looks to me like a top 3 player on a good Wake team.

  7. #107
    not sure if this is most current thread, but is there any confirmation/encouraging info out there that tennis is definitely back on for the spring. also curious about golf

  8. #108
    The Wake tennis season starts this weekend. There will be no fans at the indoor tennis center - hopefully the video stream works well and some fans will be allowed once the outdoor season starts.

    The men are ranked #12. I think they are probably a top 5 team. UNC is 2, State is 8, UVA is 22, and Duke 23. Botzer is 31, Rrezi 92, Baadi 107, and freshman Tacchi is 121. Squire and Nava are 18 as a doubles team.

    The women are ranked #16. C Campana is 21 and Omirou is 98.

  9. #109
    It looks like the men added a transfer from Columbia, which always has a good program. Adam Amborzy played #3 singles there. The Deacs will be very deep again this year. My guess at the top 6 singles players, in order, is:

    Botzer
    Tacchi
    Baadi
    Melios
    Squire
    Nava

    The following will also play a lot:
    Moroni
    Maciag
    Ambrozy
    Cungu
    Bathia
    Last edited by Rafi; 01-14-2021 at 03:12 PM.

  10. #110
    is there a single American-born player on the roster?

  11. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by JuiceCrewAllStar View Post
    is there a single American-born player on the roster?
    The men's team? Yeah, there are a lot. Nava, Ambrozy, Thomson, Solomon, Dill, Dupree, Maciag, Parry, Patrick, and Mueller.

  12. #112
    thanks

    so only two of the top 10 are American-born

    how does that compare to other top programs?

  13. #113
    Quote Originally Posted by JuiceCrewAllStar View Post
    thanks

    so only two of the top 10 are American-born

    how does that compare to other top programs?
    I could see Nava, Ambrozy, Dill, Maciag, Solomon, and Thomson (he's from Winston-Salem) playing a fair amount.

    63% of all D1 men's tennis players are international, which is by far the highest of any sport. The best teams have a large number of international players, because the best tennis players are from other countries.
    Last edited by Rafi; 01-14-2021 at 03:12 PM.

  14. #114
    Well, that went south quickly. The men's first five matches are postponed.

  15. #115
    that's what they get for their amateur sport not being a revenue sport

  16. #116
    Well in fairness the football and basketball teams both took over month-long breaks during the season

  17. #117
    I guess the men's team is still dealing with COVID issues. Missing 4 of 6 projected singles players against Oklahoma today!

  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDeacon92 View Post
    I guess the men's team is still dealing with COVID issues. Missing 4 of 6 projected singles players against Oklahoma today!
    They are. Some with Covid and some in contact tracing. No Bar, Squire, Baadi, Moroni, or Tacchi. They’ll be lucky to beat Oklahoma.

  19. #119
    Deacs lost 0-4 to Oklahoma. Won at 1 dubs, lost a tiebreak at 2, and lost badly at 3. In singles we had a good number of 3 set matches but couldn’t pull any off.

    I think we’ll still be a top 5 team once we get our top players back from COVID.

  20. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafi View Post
    Deacs lost 0-4 to Oklahoma. Won at 1 dubs, lost a tiebreak at 2, and lost badly at 3. In singles we had a good number of 3 set matches but couldn’t pull any off.

    I think we’ll still be a top 5 team once we get our top players back from COVID.
    I hope so. Does this loss eliminate us from the Indoor Championship?

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