Wake Forest University men's tennis team will officially open the 2023 season on Monday, January 16. As reported by the University website, Wake Forest will host Tennessee Tech followed by Elon inside the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.
Wake Forest boasts a 105-4 record at home since the start of the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the Demon Deacons amassed a 26-0 mark at home a year ago, which included wins over both Tennessee Tech and Elon. Wake Forest Athletics is committed to providing the best fan experience in North Carolina in a safe and fan-friendly environment.
Admission to all Wake Forest tennis matches is free. On Monday, fans who arrive early will receive free bagels in commemoration of National Bagel Day. Tennessee Tech opened its season with a pair of losses to No. 6 Tennessee on Saturday as the Golden Eagles were defeated 7-0 and 4-0, respectively.
Last season, Tennessee Tech won the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in program history.
All-time, Wake Forest owns a 6-1 record against the Golden Eagles, including six game wins. Of note, Tennessee Tech's only win came in 1971. Previously, on January 18, 2020, Wake Forest beat Tennessee Tech 7-0 marking the 200th career win for head coach Tony Bresky.
Monday's game will mark the opener of the 2023 season for the Phoenix. A season ago, Elon went 15-9 and fell in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship game. Wake Forest has never lost to Elon as the Deacs own an 8-0 record against the Phoenix.
Last season, the Demon Deacons beat Elon, 7-0.
Wake Forest has made the NCAA Tournament in each of the past nine seasons, including the 2018 season in which the Demon Deacons won the program's first NCAA championship. Since head coach Tony Bresky took over the program in 2012, the Deacs have amassed 31 All-ACC honors.
Of note, five Demon Deacons earned All-ACC honors last season.
About Wke Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private US university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1834, it takes its name from its original headquarters, Wake Forest, in fact, a center located not far from Raleigh, while it was in 1956 that it moved to its current location.
The School of Medicine moved to Winston-Salem in 1941 under the supervision of Dean Coy Cornelius Carpenter, who guided the school through the transition from a two-year to a four-year program. The school then became the Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
On March 24, 2021, Atrium Health announced a 20-acre site at Baxter and McDowell Streets. Also, School of Medicine dean Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag said construction would start in 2022 with the first students attending in 2024.
Hatch, who was leaving as president June 30, said Wake Forest would have a School of Professional Studies at the Charlotte location in 2022. Photo Credits: Wake Forest University website