April 1, 2018
By Joanne Norell
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The No. 25 University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team fell to No. 1 Wake Forest on Sunday, fall 7-0 to the Demon Deacons at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
How It Happened
Wake Forest (16-2, 5-1 ACC) earned the early advantage in doubles, claiming wins on Courts 1 and 2 to take a 1-0 lead into singles.
The Demon Deacons won the next two matches in quick succession. First, 30th-ranked Skander Mansouri defeated Irish freshman Richard Ciamarra 6-4, 6-2 on Court 3. Then 7th-ranked Petros Chrysocos upended sophomore Guillermo Cabrera 6-3, 6-2.
The remaining four singles matches went to third sets, but Wake Forest got the final point it needed on Court 4 when the next decision went final. Bar Botzer defeated sophomore Matt Gamble 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 to clinch the match at 4-0.
Irish junior Alex Lebedev fell to Borno Gojo after forcing a third set, ultimately dropping the match 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Freshman Tristan McCormick then dropped to Alan Gadjiev 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-1 after forcing a decisive set. Wake Forest completed the sweep when Eduardo Nava defeated junior Grayson Broadus 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2.
The Irish (12-11, 3-4 ACC) return home next weekend to take on Duke at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
No. 1 Wake Forest 7, No. 25 Notre Dame 0
April 1, 2018
Wake Forest Tennis Complex
1. No. 29 Borno Gojo (WF) def. No. 48 Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
2. No. 7 Petros Chrysocos (WF) def. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-3, 6-2
3. No. 30 Skander Mansouri (WF) Richard Ciamarra (ND) 6-4, 6-2
4. Bar Botzer (WF) def. Matt Gamble (ND) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
5. Alan Gadjiev (WF) def. Tristan McCormick (ND) 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-1
6. Eduardo Nava (WF) def. Grayson Broadus (ND) 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2
1. Skander Mansouri / Ian Dempster (WF) def. No. 80 Brendon Kempin / Tristan McCormick (ND) 6-4
2. Bar Botzer / Petros Chrysocos (WF) def. Matt Gamble / Alex Lebedev (ND) 6-2
3. Grayson Broadus / Richard Ciamarra (ND) vs. Alan Gadjiev / Eduardo Nava (WF) 5-4, unfinished
Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men’s tennis and fencing programs, in addition to assisting with football communications and overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.