The Basics

  • Score: VCU 7, Norfolk State 0
  • Records: VCU (13-9), Norfolk State (8-6)
  • Location: Thalhimer Tennis Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village – Richmond, Va.
  • The Short Story: All six Rams recorded straight set wins as the VCU men's tennis rolled past in-state foe Norfolk State, 7-0, on Thursday afternoon. In addition, the Black & Gold swept the doubles action to complete the shutout.
How It Happened
  • With impending rain, the squads started with singles action, beginning with a straight set victory by Jean-Baptiste Mateo at #3 singles.
  • Senior Alejandro Argente made it 2-0 in favor of the Rams with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Robin Riethmueller at #2 singles.
  • Freshman Wilder Pimentel pushed it to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win of his own at the sixth singles spot.
  • Sophomore Michal Voscek secured the win for the Black & Gold with a 6-4, 6-2 win over  Peter Ramstromer-Pello at #4 singles.
  • Alexis Heugas and Vuk Velickovic added singles victories of their own to complete singles action.
  • Mateo and Argente continued the momentum in doubles action with an easy 1-0 win at #3 doubles. Heugas and Nick Jones, as well as Voscek and Pimentel, teamed up for 8-5 wins to complete the sweep for the Rams.
VCU 7, Norfolk State 0
1) Alexis Heugas (VCU) def. Dzmitry Zyhmantovich (NSU), 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
2) Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. Robin Riethmueller (NSU), 6-1, 6-1
3) Jean-Baptiste Mateo (VCU) def. Igor Braga (NSU), 6-2, 6-3
4) Michal Voscek (VCU) def. Peter Ramstromer-Pello (NSU), 6-4, 6-2
5) Vuk Velickovic (VCU) def. Daniel Grauel (NSU), 6-0, 6-4
6) Wilder Pimentel (VCU) def. Kent Austin (NSU), 6-1, 6-1
1) Heugas/Jones (VCU) def. Zyhmantovich/Ramstromer-Pello (NSU), 8-5
2) Voscek/Pimentel (VCU) def. Riethmueller/Braga (NSU), 8-5
3) Mateo/Argente (VCU) def. Austin/Grauel (NSU), 8-1
Up Next
  • The Rams head to Louisville for two matches, first up is 31st ranked Memphis in a neutral site match on Saturday afternoon. First serve is set for 2 p.m.
February 1, 2014 2014 VCU 4-1 INVITATIONAL