January 26, 2013

No. 32 VCU Falls to No. 6 Georgia 5-1

FINAL: No. 6 Georgia 5, No. 32 VCU 1 (Athens, Ga. – ITA Kickoff)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  •  No. 32 VCU could not overcome No. 6 Georgia in the Regional Final of the ITA Kickoff and fell 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. The match was the regional final in the Georgia bracket.
  • The Rams' No. 36-ranked doubles tandem of junior Alejandro Argente and senior Jamie Vazquez picked up a victory over Eric Diaz and Garrett Brasseaux, 8-6.
  • VCU senior Max Wennakoski picked up the Rams' point by defeating No. 19 Nathan Pasha of Georgia, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Singles competition
1. #8 KU Singh (UG) def. #67 Alexis Heugas (VCU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
2. #45 Max Wennakoski (VCU) def. #19 Nathan Pasha (UG) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
3. #16 Hernus Pieters (UG) def. Claes Goransson (VCU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Ben Wagland (UG) def. Alejandro Argente (VCU) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
5. Garrett Brasseaux (UG) def. Michael Voscek (VCU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Nick Wood (UG) vs. #113 Jaime Vasquez (VCU) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. #5 Hernus Pieters/Ben Wagland (UG) def. Alexis Heugas/Dylan McCloskey (VCU) 8-3
2. Nathan Pasha/KU Singh (UG) def. Max Wennakoski/Michael Voscek (VCU) 8-6
3. #36 Alejandro Argente/Jaime Vasquez (VCU) def. Eric Diaz/Garrett Brasseaux (UG) 8-6

Match Notes:
Records: VCU 5-1; Georgia 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,4,2,5)
Official: Walt Williams
T-4:00  A-300 

WHAT'S AHEAD:
The Rams return to the Thalhimer Tennis Center for a match against North Florida on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

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