RAMS ADVANCE TO A-10 SEMIFINALS WITH 4-0 DEFEAT OF FORDHAM

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 4, Fordham 0
  • Records: VCU (14-12), Fordham (6-16)
  • Location: Boar's Head Sports Club – Charlottesville, Va.
  • The Short Story: Junior Nick Jones picked up a victory in singles and doubles action to help the VCU men's tennis team advance to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a 4-0 defeat of Fordham on Friday afternoon. Freshman Vuk Velickovic and sophomore Michal Voscek also had singles victories in the match.
How It Happened
  • Voscek and freshman Wilder Pimentel got the Rams started in doubles action with a 8-4 win at the second spot. Jones and senior Alexis Heugas wrapped up the doubles point for the Black & Gold with an 8-6 win at #1 to put the Rams out in front 1-0.
  • An injury at #6 for Fordham gave Velickovic the victory and put VCU up 2-0.
  • Jones made quick work of Fordham's J.J. Tauil, 6-0, 6-1 to bring the Rams within one point of victory.
  • Voscek would deliver that point with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Mischa Koran at the #4 spot.
VCU 4, Fordham 0
Singles
1) Alexis Heugas (VCU) vs. Matty Najfeld (FOR), 6-4, 4-4 DNF
2) Alejandro Argente (VCU) vs. Alastair Barnes (FOR), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 DNF
3) Nick Jones (VCU) def. J.J. Tauil (FOR), 6-0, 6-1
4) Michal Voscek (VCU) def. Mischa Koran (FOR), 6-2, 6-1
5) Wilder Pimentel (VCU) vs. Michael Puntillo (FOR), 6-4, 3-0 DNF
6) Vuk Velickovic (VCU) def. Kuba Kowalski (FOR), 1-0, ret. 

Doubles
1) Heugas/Jones (VCU) def. Koran/Barnes (FOR), 8-6
2) Pimentel/Voscek (VCU) def. Kowalski/Najfeld (FOR), 8-4
3) Velickovic/Argente (VCU) vs. Puntillo/Tauil (FOR), 4-4 DNF 

Up Next

  • The Rams take on third-seeded Duquesne on Saturday in the A-10 semifinals. First serve is set for 1 p.m.
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