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Duke Falls in Final Singles Match at Wake Forest
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/26/2008
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David Goulet earned his fourth win over a ranked opponent
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Winston-Salem, N.C. – The No. 40 Duke men’s tennis team lost another tight match by a 4-3 score on Wednesday at No. 30 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.


For the sixth match this season the Blue Devils played a match that ended with a 4-3 final score. Unfortunately for Duke they have now lost five of those with all five coming down to the final singles match and the score tied 3-3.


On Wednesday it came down to the No. 6 singles match between Duke’s Jared Pinsky and Wake Forest’s Andrew Brasseaux. It didn’t look good for the Blue Devils as the team score was 3-3 and Brasseaux won the first set 6-1. Pinsky made the match interesting when he took a 6-5 lead in the second set but Brasseaux knotted the score at 6-6 to force a tiebreaker and then clinched the match when he edged Pinsky 7-5.  


Duke trailed early on in doubles but rallied to win the doubles point for the eighth time in 14 matches this season. Wake Forest’s No. 14 duo of Cory Parr and Steven Foreman led most of their match at No. 1 against the Blue Devils’ David Goulet and Christopher Price and won 9-7 but Duke came back from early deficits in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches to win the point.


At No. 2 Reid Carleton and Kiril Dimitrov were down 5-4 to Mariusz Adamski and Jason Morgenstern but ran off four straight points to take the 8-5 win and even their overall record at 9-9 for the year and 2-2 in conference play. Dylan Arnould and Alex Stone traded leads with Charles Sartor and Andrew Brasseaux of Wake Forest throughout the No. 3 match. They were down 4-3 before scoring two straight to make it 5-4. They fell behind 6-5 but came right back to take a 7-6 advantage and then were able to close out the match by a 9-8 (1) count in a tiebreaker. The Duke pair is 3-1 in ACC play and 9-5 in dual match play this season.


After winning the doubles point the Blue Devils only managed to win two singles contests. Goulet, ranked No. 51 in the ITA singles rankings, put Duke up 2-0 overall when he claimed a 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 59 Cory Parr in the top singles spot. Goulet has now defeated four ranked opponents this season. He has a 13-6 overall record, 9-5 mark in dual match play and 3-1 ledger in conference play.


The Demon Deacons ran off three straight wins to take a 3-2 lead in the match until Carleton, who is ranked No. 57 in singles, won at the No. 3 spot to tie the score. He defeated Mariusz Adamski in three sets 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Carleton has been consistent at the No. 3 spot for the Blue Devils with an 8-3 record and is now 10-3 in dual match play, 3-1 in the ACC and 19-7 overall.


With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 5-9 overall on the year and 2-2 in the ACC. Wake Forest improves to 4-1 in the league and 13-6 overall.


Duke will wrap up its 10-match road stretch this weekend when they play at Boston College on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and at Maryland on Sunday at noon.   


Duke University Men's Tennis
Duke University vs Wake Forest (Mar 26, 2008)

#30 Wake Forest 4, #40 Duke University 3
Mar 26, 2008 at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Singles competition
1. #51 David Goulet (DU) def. #59 Cory Parr (WF) 7-5, 6-3
2. #82 Steven Forman (WF) def. Kiril Dimitrov (DU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
3. #57 Reid Carleton (DU) def. Mariusz Adamski (WF) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
4. Jonathan Wolff (WF) def. Dylan Arnould (DU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Jason Morgenstern (WF) def. Alex Stone (DU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Andrew Brasseaux (WF) def. Jared Pinsky (DU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles competition
1. #14 Cory Parr/Steven Forman (WF) def. David Goulet/Christopher Price (DU) 9-7
2. Reid Carleton/Kiril Dimitrov (DU) def. Mariusz Adamski/Jason Morgenstern (WF) 8-5
3. Dylan Arnould/Alex Stone (DU) def. Charles Sartor/Andrew Brasseaux (WF) 9-8 (7-1)

Match Notes
Duke University 5-9, 2-2 ACC; National ranking #40
Wake Forest 13-6, 4-1 ACC; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,4,5,2,3,6)