Feb. 25, 2007
MALIBU, Calif. - The No. 8 Pepperdine men's tennis team fell to the 28th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Wake Forest Indoor Courts in Winston-Salem, N.C.
With the loss, the Waves dropped to 7-5 on the season. Three of the Waves' four straight losses have come at the hands of Top 5 opponents.
Wake Forest (10-1) came out strong as it swept doubles to take the 1-0 lead. The No. 17 Demon Deacon duo of Todd Paul and Mariusz Adamski defeated Andre Begemann and Richard Johnson, 8-5. Winning both the No. 2 and No. 3 spots by a score of 8-6, Cory Parr and Charles Sartor beat Omar Altmann and Mahmoud Kamel, while Andrew Hamar and Andrew Brasseaux defeated James Lemke and Bassam Beidas.
The home team continued to dominate the match as Jason Morgenstern defeated Kamel 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 and at the second spot No. 51 Parr put away Johnson 6-3, 6-3. Top-ranked Paul clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over No. 15 Begemann at the first position. Wake Forest also received a point at No. 4 where Adamski defeated Lemke in three sets.
Beidas and Altmann captured Pepperdine's two points in the match. Beidas easily cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Hamar at No. 3, while Altmann came from behind to defeat No. 82 Steven Forman in three sets.
The Waves continue play on the road, but return to the West Coast to take on local rival and sixth-ranked UCLA on Wednesday in a 1:30 p.m. match in Los Angeles.