RICHMOND, Va. – While most students at Virginia Commonwealth University are enjoying a week off with Spring Break happening around campus, the men's tennis squad is busy trying to keep their winning streak alive.
In their first of three matches this week, the Rams did just that, throttling the Jaguars of South Alabama, 6-0, in a neutral site match on the campus of Old Dominion University.
"It was good to see the focus and determination they showed in the victory," Head Coach Paul Kostin said. "We need to bring that every time we step on the court."
Prior to the match, the two schools decided to forego the doubles competition, playing just six singles matches on the afternoon.
Every player wearing the Black & Gold ended the afternoon with a straight set victory, led by sophomore Camil Salomon, who toppled Jairo Seur, 6-1, 6-1 at the fifth singles position. Junior Filip Svensson followed with an easy 6-3, 6-0 win over Parker Allen.
Senior Tim Johannsen wrapped up the perfect afternoon with a hard-fought 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) win over Romain Boacert.
VCU returns to the Spring Break action with a tough contest at South Carolina on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.
VCU 6, South Alabama 0
1. Johannsen def. Bocaert, 7-6, 7-6
2. Wennakoski def. Bernard, 6-2, 6-0
3. Vazquez def. Bartsch, 6-2, 6-3
4. Baroz def. Kruger, 6-4, 7-5
5. Salomon def. Seur, 6-1, 6-1
6. Svensson def. Allen, 6-2, 6-0