WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Jack Williams won his number one singles match, but the Charlotte 49ers (2-2) fell on the road at #66 Wake Forest (2-0), 6-1.
"We came out firing in doubles action," Charlotte coach Billy Boykin said. "Our energy was great and it came down to the wire on every court. From a singles standpoint, I thought we were a little flat out there today. We competed hard and ran well, but we committed too many unforced errors and didn't take care of our service games as well as we're capable of doing. Still, Wake Forest is a talented team and they put the pressure on us from the get go - I give credit to them for a strong overall performance. Jack Williams was great for us. He wouldn't go away at number one singles and made some remarkable plays at the end of his match to win at the top."
Wake Forest won all three tightly contested doubles matches to claim the doubles point. At number one doubles, Charlotte's Williams and Forrest Edwards lost to Wake Forest's David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar, 8-6. At number two doubles, Charlotte's Alex Calott and Paul Cisti lost to Wake Forest's Jon Ho and Adam Lee, 8-6. At number three doubles, Charlotte's Jordi Massalle Ferrer and Krysztof Kwasniewicz lost to Wake Forest's Anthony Delcore and Morgan Mays, 8-7 (7-2)
Wake Forest won five of the six singles matches to claim the win. At number one singles, Charlotte's Williams defeated Wake Forest's Hopkins, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8). At number two singles, Charlotte's Edwards lost to the Wake Forest's Prabhakar, who is the 59th ranked player in the country, 6-4, 6-0. At number three singles, Charlotte's Massalle Ferrer lost to Wake Forest's Danny Kreyman, the 90th-ranked player in the nation, 6-2, 6-2. At number four singles, Charlotte's Calott lost to Wake Forest's Ho, 6-1, 6-3. At number five singles, Charlotte's Cisti lost to Wake Forest's Lee, 6-2, 6-2. At number six singles, Charlotte's Nate Shanok lost to Wake Forest's Sam Bloom, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Charlotte returns to action at 5th -ranked Duke, Sunday, January 20 at 1 pm.