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April 9, 2010
Hokies down Demon Deacons, 5-2
Tech improves to 12-5
Burrows-Burleson Tennis CenterF
(18) Wake Forest2
(23) Virginia Tech 5
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BLACKSURG, Va. The No. 23 Virginia Tech men’s tennis squad snapped a two-match ACC losing streak with a 5-2 victory over 18th-ranked Wake Forest on Friday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Tech improved to 12-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons fell to 11-7 and 5-3 in league play.

After Tech lost the first singles match, as 38th-ranked Yoann Re (Sr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) fell to 56th-ranked Steve Forman for Wake at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-4, the Hokies reeled off three victories in a row. Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (So., Reggio Emilia, Italy) downed Wake’s 101st-ranked Iain Atkinson 6-1, 6-4, at No. 3 singles, and Luka Somen (Karlovac, Croatia), ranked 61st in the nation, upset the Demon Deacons’ Tripper Carleton, ranked 42nd in the country, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Will Beck (Jr., Potomac, Md.) sealed the match for the Hokies with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Wake’s Danny Kreyman, in the No. 5 singles match.

Sebastien Jacques (Magog, Quebec, Canada) defeated Zach Leslie, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 singles match to record Tech's final point while Patrick Daciek (So., Severna Park, Md.) fell to Wake’s Jon Wolff in a super-breaker, 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 4 singles.

The Hokies opened the match up with two straight victories in doubles competition to capture the doubles point. The Somen/Tocci and Daciek/Beck tandems both scored 8-3 victories at No. 3 and No. 2 doubles, respectively. The 74th-ranked duo of Re/Jacques fell to 14th-ranked Forman/Atkinson of Wake, but the Hokies already secured the team point.

Tech returns to Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on Sunday for a matchup with No. 47 NC State, where the Hokies will celebrate senior day. The match is scheduled for noon, and results will be available on hokiesports.com.

#23 Virginia Tech 5, #18 Wake Forest 2

Singles

1. #56 Steve Forman (WF) def. #38 Yoann Re (VT) 6-2, 6-4
2. #61 Luka Somen (VT) def. #42 Tripper Carleton (WF) 6-2, 6-0
3. Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (VT) def. #101 Iain Atkinson (WF) 6-1, 6-4
4. Jon Wolff (WF) def. Patrick Daciek (VT), 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Will Beck (VT) def. Danny Kreyman (WF) 7-6, 6-4
6. #117 Sebastien Jacques def. Zach Leslie (WF) 6-4, 6-4

Order of finish:1, 3, 2, 5*, 6, 4

Doubles

1. #14 Forman/Atkinson (WF) def. Jacques/Re (VT) 8-6
2. Beck/Daciek (VT) def. Wolff/Morgenstern (WF) 8-3
3. Somen/Tocci (VT) def. Carleton/Leslie (WF) 8-3

Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1

For updates on Virginia Tech men's tennis, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MTennis).

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