Men’s Tennis Drops Match to No. 16 Demon Deacons
WAKE FOREST, N.C. — The Davidson Wildcats traveled to regional foe, Wake Forest University this afternoon, looking to pick up their first win of the 2021 season. In taking on the Demon Deacons, the ‘Cats were faced with taking on the No. 16 team in the nation, after Wake had defeated No. 20 South Carolina earlier in the day. Despite hard fought battles, the Deacs ultimately defeated Davidson, 7-0.
Freshman Maxwell Kachkarov highlighted the day, as the rookie entered the day at 1-1 in singles matches. The New York native battled on the No. 3 court, and forced the match into three sets, including two tiebreaker sets to determine a winner. Kachkarov lost the first set 6-4, but came back and won set two, 7-6, before falling 1-0 in the match-clinching third set. Yash Parikh battled from the first court for the third time this season, falling by 6-4 and 6-1 scores.
Rookies Kachkarov and Solares competed on the No. 1 doubles court for the second time this season, falling 6-3, while Camden Mazzoni and Clark also fell 6-3 in the third doubles matchup. From court No. 2, Douglas Macintosh and Parikh fell 6-1.
Davidson will return to action next Sunday, Feb. 7, to take on Campbell University back home in the Knobloch Tennis Center.
#16 Wake Forest 7, Davidson 0
1. Siddhant Banthia (WF) def. Yash Parikh (DAV) 6-4, 6-1
2. Adam Ambrozy (WF) def. Sam Kavarana (DAV) 6-1, 6-0
3. Melios Efstathiou (WF) def. Maxwell Kachkarov (DAV) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 1-0 (12-10)
4. Robert Maciag (WF) def. Brooks Green (DAV) 6-1, 6-2
5. Rrezart Cungu (WF) def. William Clark (DAV) 6-4, 6-1
6. Matthew Thomson (WF) def. Alejandro Solares (DAV) 6-0, 6-1
1. Henri Squire/Eduardo Nava (WF) def. Maxwell Kachkarov/Alejandro Solares (DAV) 6-3
2. Adam Ambrozy/Matthew Thomson (WF) def. Douglas Macintosh/Yash Parikh (DAV) 6-1
3. Melios Efstathiou/Rrezart Cungu (WF) def. Camden Mazzoni/William Clark (DAV) 6-3