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Men's Tennis: No. 6 Deacs Defeat No. 45 Virginia Tech

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Wake Forest grabbed yet another victory in tennis, this time over No. 45 Virginia Tech.

The No. 6 Wake Forest men's tennis team picked up yet another victory over a top 50 opponent, this time it was over No. 45 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Tony Bresky's squad got off to another quick start by winning on courts 2 and 3 to claim the doubles point. On court 1 the doubles team of No.12 Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim was down 5-3 to No. 7 Andreas Bjerrehus and Joao Monteiro before it was stopped after the point was decided.

No. 48 ranked Petros Chrysochos and Jon Ho continued their torrid play, claiming a 6-2 victory, while Romain Bogaerts and Dennis Uspensky also won 6-2 on court 3.

The Deacs then picked up a quick victory at court two in the singles from No. 36 Chrysochos, who defeated No. 74 Bjerruhus in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. The Hokies struck back quickly claiming court three as Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech knocked off Jon Ho with an identical 6-4, 6-1 score.

Christian Seraphim got Wake another point to push the lead to 3-1 by battling back from a poor start to get the win 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The match then got very interesting when Virginia Tech's Mitch Harper defeated Wake Forest's Dennis Uspensky 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, leaving courts one and four to decide the match.

Fortunately for Wake Forest, No. 16 Skander Mansouri and Romain Bogaerts have been in similar situations before. Both lost the first set, but bounced back to win the second set.

With just one point needed to clinch the road victory, both stayed on serve, Mansouri against No. 21 Joao Monteiro, and Bogaerts against No. 72 Tessero for Virginia Tech, until Mansouri broke Monteiro to go up 5-3. He then dominated the final service game to grab the 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at the one and to clinch the match.

The Deacs move to 23-4 on the year, with a 7-1 record in the ACC, while Virginia Tech falls to 12-6, 4-4 in the ACC. Wake Forest returns to the court in Chapel Hill on Sunday when they face the No.1 team in the country in the North Carolina Tar Heels at 1PM.