Feb. 24, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will play host to Wake Forest Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
"Wake Forest is one of the best tennis programs in the ACC," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "They have beaten us 4-3 the last two times and it came down to a dramatic final match. I know our seniors are really up for this match, especially Andrew Carter who grew up minutes away from Wake."
U of L (7-4) moved up one spot to No. 34 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings. The Cardinals have been idle since last Saturday when they picked up 6-1 wins over visiting Belmont and Tennessee Tech. Freshman Michael Lippens has compiled a team-best 21-5 overall record and is 8-2 in dual matches, playing mostly at Nos. 2 and 3. Senior Andrew Carter and freshman Albert Wagner have combined for a 5-0 doubles record and are No. 35 in the ITA doubles rankings.
No. 41 Wake Forest brings an 8-4 mark and a four-match win streak into the weekend. The Demon Deacons are led by Danny Kreyman who stands at No. 118 in the ITA singles rankings and carries a 22-7 overall record.
Following Saturday's match, the Cardinals will play host to Northwestern on Feb. 29 at 5 p.m.