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Wake Forest Men's Tennis Tops Tar Heels, Has Chance At Back to Back National Titles

When the Deacs are good, they're REALLY good. They face Texas tomorrow for the team National Championship.

Duke v Wake Forest

I'm the first one to admit that I'm a tennis novice, but this is huge news. It was a dramatic battle, with the match tied 3-3, the deciding point coming from a duel between team aces, Wake's Borna Gojo and UNC's William Blumberg. Wake had a chance to close it out earlier 4-2, but the usually reliable freshman Melios Efstathiou couldn't finish things off, despite his being on a 6 match hot streak. Still, Gojo proved too much for Blumberg. He didn't make it easy on himself, going up 5-2, missing a match point, then going up 40-15 in the 5-3 encounter before Blumberg tied it up. However, that would be as close as the Tar Heels got, as the Demon Deacons secured their bid to the national championship at 40-40.

Considering Gojo was apparently up all night ill last night, I'm both impressed and really hoping that he's not utterly gassed tomorrow. Sure, it's a sport that goes often unheralded, but these guys deserve the publicity. Well done, gentlemen!

On to the next (title). Go Deacs.