No. 6 USC Men Fall To No. 10 Wake Forest

    Max de Vroome teamed up with Jack Jaede for a win in doubles today.
    Feb. 14, 2016

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — The No. 6 USC men’s tennis team stumbled in its final round of action at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships today, taking a 4-0 loss to No. 10 Wake Forest in a consolation match at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. USC goes to 6-2 overall with today’s loss.

    The Demon Deacons got an early jump on the Trojans in picking up the first two wins of the day in the doubles realm. From there, Wake Forest just kept clicking, catching the Trojans off-balance. At the No. 4 spot, Wake Forest’s Romain Bogaerys was able to upend USC freshman #43 Logan Smith with a 6-0, 7-6 decision to take a 2-0 lead for the Demon Deacons. Next, #125 Petros Chrysochos topped USC senior Max de Vroome in a three-set comeback 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to make it 3-0. And coming through with the clincher was Wake Forest’s top gun, #27 Skander Mansouri, who managed a 7-6, 6-4 win over USC’s #33 Nick Crystal on court one. That suspended play on the remaining courts, leaving USC with a 4-0 loss. 

    USC’s next competition will take the Trojans to Stanford for a 3 p.m. matchup on Feb. 26.

    2016 ITA NATIONAL TEAM INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Boars Head Sports Club • Charlottesville, Va.)

    CONSOLATION
    #10 Wake Forest 4, #6 USC 0
    Feb. 15, 2016 - Boars Head Sports Club (Charlottesville, Va.)
    DOUBLES
    (1) Mansouri/Seraphim (WF) def. Crystal/Verboven (USC) - 6-3 
    (2) de Vroome/Jaede (USC) def. Ho/Chrysochos (WF) - 6-4
    (3) Bogaerts/Uspensky (WF) def. Bellamy/DeVine (USC) - 6-2
    WF wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
    SINGLES
    (1) #28 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. #33 Nick Crystal (USC) - 7-6, 6-4*
    (2) #125 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Max de Vroome (USC) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
    (3) #104 Jake DeVine (USC) vs. #79 Jon Ho (WF) - 5-7, 5-4 susp.
    (4) Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. #43 Logan Smith (USC) - 6-0, 7-6
    (5) Thibault Forget (USC) vs. Dennis Uspensky (WF) - 6-4, 4-5 susp. 
    (6) Jack Jaede (USC) vs. Christian Seraphim (WF) - 2-6, 6-2, 2-4 susp.
    Order of finish: 4, 2, 1*