Eagles Host Highest Ranked Team Yet in Home Loss to Wake Forest

Eagles Host Highest Ranked Team Yet in Home Loss to Wake Forest


By Kevin Buczek, North Carolina Central, Assistant Sports Information Director


DURHAM, N.C. — The North Carolina Central University men’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss on Saturday as the Eagles hosted 10th-ranked Wake Forest University in a late-afternoon non-conference dual match.

The Demon Deacons won the three completed matches on the day to improve to 27-5 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

Wake Forest is ranked No. 10 in the current Oracle/ITA NCAA Division I Computer Rankings, making the Demon Deacons the highest ranked DI team to ever play at the NCCU Tennis Courts (NCCU previously hosted No. 22 Notre Dame in 2019).

After Wake Forest clinched the doubles point with a 6-0 at the second position in the lineup, the Demon Deacons ended the match with singles wins by No. 2 Adam Ambrozy over Amit Baran (6-3, 6-2) and No. 4 Matthew Thomson over freshman Shaka Cristellotti (6-0, 6-0).

In unfinished matches, WF No. 1 Robert Maciag was leading NCCU freshman Stipan Madzar (6-2, 4-5); WF No. 3 Luciano Tacchi was ahead of junior Sebastian Pino (6-1, 6-6); and WF No. 5 Yuval Soloman took an initial 1-0 lead on NCCU senior Miles Clark.

NC Central (1-7 Overall) will conclude its season on Sunday when the Eagles entertain Elon University at 1 p.m.

#10 Wake Forest 4, N.C. Central 0


Singles competition

1. MADZAR,Stipan (NCCU) vs. Robert Maciag (WF) 2-6, 5-4, unfinished

2. Adam Ambrozy (WF) def. BARAN,Amit (NCCU) 6-3, 6-2

3. PINO,Sebastian (NCCU) vs. Luciano Tacchi (WF) 1-6, 6-6, unfinished

4. Matthew Thomson (WF) def. CRISTELLOTTI,Shaka (NCCU) 6-0, 6-0

5. CLARK,Miles (NCCU) vs. Yuval Soloman (WF) 0-1, unfinished

6. Tayte Dupree (WF) def. No player (NCCU), by default


Doubles competition

1. PINO,Sebastian/MADZAR,Stipan (NCCU) vs. Adam Ambrozy/Robert Maciag (WF) 1-4, unfinished

2. Yuval Soloman/Melios Efstathiou (WF) def. BARAN,Amit/CRISTELLOTTI,Shaka (NCCU) 6-0

3. Luciano Tacchi/Matthew Thomson (WF) def. No player/No player (NCCU), by default

Match Notes:

Wake Forest 27-5; National ranking #10

N.C. Central 1-7

Order of finish: Doubles (2); Singles (4,2)

Official: Tom Schuett T-1:33 A-27

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