RAMS TOPPLED BY #23 VIRGINIA TECH, 5-2


BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Commonwealth University men's tennis team got wins from its top two singles players, but it wasn't enough as the 23rd-ranked Hokies of Virginia Tech got past the Black & Gold, 5-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Thibaut Charron (Sens, France) teamed with freshman Krisztian Krocsko (Budapest, Hungary) at #1 doubles for the first time this season and picked up a victory on a tiebreaker, 7-6 (6). Unfortunately, the Hokies were able to pick up the other two doubles matches to grab a 1-0 lead.

Virginia Tech quickly secured the win posting three straight singles wins before Charron and junior Tim Johannsen (Hohenlockstedt, Germany) posted hard-fought wins over ranked players.

Charron got past 38th-ranked Yoann Re, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 at #1 singles, while Johannsen beat 61st-ranked Luka Somen, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5) at #2 singles.

The Rams wrap up their regular season with a neutral site match against South Alabama on Sunday afternoon in Norfolk. First serve is set for 10 a.m.


#23 Virginia Tech 5, VCU 2
Singles
1. #25 Thibaut Charron (VCU) def. #38 Yoann Re (VT) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2. Tim Johannsen (VCU) def. #61 Luka Somen (VT) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
3. Patrick Daciek (VT) def. Krisztian Krocsko (VCU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
4. Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (VT) def. Max Wennakoski (VCU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Will Beck (VT) def. Camill Solomon (VCU) 6-4, 6-2
6. #117 Sebastien Jacques(VT) def.  Filip Svensson (VCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: 5, 4, 3*, 1, 2, 6

Doubles
1.  Charron/Krocsko (VCU) def. Beck/Daciek (VT) 7-6 (6)
2. #74 Jacques/Re (VT) def. Johannsen/Perman (VCU) 8-3
3. Somen/Tocci (VT) def. Svennson/Wennakoski (VCU) 8-5
Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1

Records: VCU 10-11, Virginia Tech 11-5

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