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Wake Forest Friday Sports Recap

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It was a busy sports Friday for Wake, let’s see how they did

Jake Mueller stands in for an at-bat
Dean Shore

There were a lot of athletic events featuring Wake Forest yesterday, so instead of writing articles about all of them I figured compiling them into one article was the best way to go.

Let’s take a look at how the Deacs fared yesterday!

Baseball: No. 24 Wake Forest 2 - Miami 1

The Diamond Deacs won the first game of their series against Miami by a 2-1 score. This is a pretty low-scoring game for the Deacs, as they were averaging nearly 10 runs a game in ACC play entering yesterday, but a win is a win.

Parker Dunshee threw 7 innings of 1 run baseball, striking out 9 Hurricanes batters, while allowing just 6 hits and 1 walk. Closer Griffen Roberts closed out the game with no excitement, striking out 3 batters with just 1 hit.

Interestingly enough, Wake Forest only managed two hits in the game compared to Miami’s 7, but a Keegan Maronpot bloop single in the second inning score two Deacs who had reached on walks, and then an error.

A strange way to win a baseball game, but it counts in the W column, and Wake will now go for the series win tonight at 7 PM. It would be the fourth consecutive ACC series win for the Deacs.

Men’s Tennis: No. 1 Wake Forest 5 - No. 3 Virginia 2

After two hour delay to start the match, Wake Forest managed to topple previously undefeated Virginia by a score of 5 matches to 2. Wake took the doubles point to get the early lead, winning on courts 1 and 3, while court 2 went unfinished with Borna Gojo and Alan Gadjiev also leading there.

The Cavaliers fought back, winning 4 out of the first 6 sets in the singles, with Wake Forest’s No. 2 Petros Chrysochos and No. 14 Skander Mansouri taking the first sets for the Deacs. From there Virginia finished off wins on counts 5 and 6, while Mansouri won on court 3 to tie the match at 2.

Chrysochos finished off No. 6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to get Wake within one point of victory. That was quickly followed by freshman Gojo on court 2 closing out his third set 6-1 to give the Deacs the big victory.

Wake Forest has now won two straight matches vs. UVA after dropping the prior 24 meetings. They return to action tomorrow with a match against Miami at 2 PM, followed by a match against N.C. A&T at 4 PM.

Women’s Tennis: No. 29 Wake Forest 4 - No. 32 Virginia 3

The men's tennis team wasn’t the only one with success against the Wahoos yesterday, as the women's team also took down Virginia, this time by a 4-3 score.

Virginia took the doubles point after winning on courts 2 & 3, and then dropped down 2-0 after UVA took court 3 over Anna Ulyashchenko 6-4, 6-4.

No. 62. ranked Kimmy Guerin got a win over No. 44 ranked Rosie Johnson in straight sets, and wins on courts 2, 4, and 6 sealed the deal for the Deacs to get the victory.

With the win the Deacs move to 14-5 (4-3) on the year and take on Georgia Tech tomorrow at 10 AM.