No. 68 BYU men's tennis set to play No. 1 Wake Forest


PROVO, Utah – No. 68 BYU men's tennis heads back to the east coast to play No. 1 Wake Forest at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in North Carolina, Friday.

BYU (3-1) faces Wake Forest (3-0) on Friday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. EDT. The matches will be held at the Wake Forest Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

At this year's ITA Kick-Off Weekend the Cougars will also play either No. 26 Memphis or No. 37 Old Dominion on Saturday.

The winner of the BYU/Wake Forest match will play the winner of the Memphis/Old Dominion match at 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Jan. 26. The losers will face each other at 2 p.m. EDT.

No. 68 BYU
The Cougars went 1-1 last week upsetting No. 61 Florida Atlantic 4-2 and then dropping a close match to No. 66 UNC-Wilmington 3-4. BYU's No. 1 doubles duo of Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu is ranked 19th in the nation.

No. 1 Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons are undefeated on the season with a 3-0 record and they have four ranked singles players. Petros Chrysochos is ranked No. 1 nationally. Bar Botzer comes in at No. 25, while teammate Melios Efstathiou is ranked No. 39. Rounding out the ranked players for Wake Forest is Rrezart Cungu, who is ranked 80th nationally.

No. 26 Memphis
The Tigers have an experienced team with six upperclassmen. They've compiled a 4-0 record on the year. Memphis has wins over Northwestern, Belmont and Jackson State twice.  

No. 37 Old Dominion
The ­­­Monarchs, who are 1-0 on the year have two ranked singles players and one ranked doubles duo. In singles, Francois Musitelli is No. 74 and Aziz Kijametovic is No. 94. Musitelli and Kijametovic team up together as the No. 21 doubles team. 

Live video streaming will only be available for the matches that Wake Forest plays in. Live stats are available on the men’s tennis schedule. Results will be updated following the matches.

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