Men's Tennis

  • Overall: 31-6
  • Conference: 10-2

The Demon Deacon men’s tennis team had a remarkable 2016 season. The Deacs posted a school record for wins by going 31-6, including 20 victories against ranked opponents. The team climbed to No. 5 in the nation, the program's highest-ever ranking, and posted wins over No. 2 Oklahoma and ACC foes North Carolina and Virginia, which both held the No. 1 ranking at the time of the matches. The Deacons had never defeated a team ranked third or higher entering the season. The victory over Virginia was one to remember, as rookie Dennis Uspensky prevailed in a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) decision at No. 6 singles to seal a 4-3 triumph that gave the Demon Deacons their first-ever ACC Tournament title, ending the Cavaliers' nine-year conference championship reign. The Deacs were the No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosted a regional for the second year in a row. Another first for the Deacons in 2016 was their ITA National Team Indoor Championships berth. At the National Indoors, the Deacs reached the quarterfinal round and registered victories over Oklahoma and USC, the tournament's finalists from the year before. The team had its highest preseason and end-of-year rankings ever, starting out at No. 11 and finishing at No. 8. The team racked up individual honors, as well. Skander Mansouri, Petros Chrysochos and Romain Bogaerts each earned All-ACC status, while Mansouri, Chrysochos and Christian Seraphim went on to become All-Americans. Head coach Tony Bresky was named the ACC Coach of the Year and Chrysochos was named top rookie by both the conference and the ITA Carolina Region. Mansouri, the team’s MVP, became the third player in school history to earn All-America status in both singles and doubles.