With the Dual Match tennis season coming up shortly, ITA Tennis released their pre-season rankings, and several Wake Forest Men’s Tennis teams were represented well.
Wake Forest is ranked second in the nation, behind perennial tennis powerhouse Virginia. The Deacs also claim the number one single and the number one doubles team in the country.
Petros Chrysochos is ranked number one in the singles player in the nation. He won the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American national title in October. He is joined in the rankings by Skander Monsouri (4th), and Christian Seraphim (21st).
On the Doubles front, the Deacs have the number one team in the nation as well in Christian Serpahim and Skander Mansouri. They took down the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championship in October as well.
The ACC is well represented as a whole in singles and doubles, as there are 5 singles players ranked in the top 25, and 2 doubles teams.
Along with UVA and Wake, UNC is ranked 9th in the country, while no other schools cracked the top 25.
Needless to say, Wake Forest has an excellent chance to build on last season, which produced the first ACC Championship in school history, snapping Virginia’s 9-year ACC title run.
It is hard to express what head coach Tony Bresky has done for Wake Forest tennis since he arrived in 2011. He has accrued an overall record of 104-52, including three ACC Tournament Championship Appearances, and a round of 16 appearance as well.
The Deacs went 31-6 last season and won 20 matches against ranked opponents. The goal for this year is without a doubt to win the national championship, and if the pre-season rankings are any indication at all, that is something that is certainly attainable given the talent on the squad.