RAMS FIGHT TIL THE END, BUT FALL TO TOP-SEEDED GEORGE WASHINGTON, 4-1 IN A-10 FINALS

The Basics

  • Score: George Washington 4, VCU 1 
  • Records: VCU (15-13), George Washington (17-6) 
  • Location: Boar's Head Sports Club – Charlottesville, Va.
  • The Short Story: The VCU men's tennis team took the doubles point and sent five of the six singles matches into a third set, but it wasn't enough as top-seeded George Washington defeated the Rams, 4-1, to win the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship.

How It Happened

  • Senior Alejandro Argente and freshman Jean Baptiste Mateo started things with an 8-4 win at #3 doubles. Alexis Heugas and Nick Jones secured the doubles point with a dramatic tie-breaking win at #1 to put VCU up 1-0.
  • GW would begin it's comeback with a win at #1 singles to even things at 1-1.
  • The Colonials took the first set in five of the six singles matches, but the Rams responded with forcing a third set in five of the six singles matches.
  • GW would come up with the wins when they needed them, picking up wins at #2, #3 and #5 to secure the title.
George Washington 4, VCU 1
Singles
1) Francisco Dias (GW) def. #67 Alexis Heugas (VCU), 6-3, 6-3
2) Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Alejandro Argente (VCU), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
3) Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Nick Jones (VCU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
4) Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Jean Baptiste Mateo (VCU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-6 DNF
5) Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Michal Voscek (VCU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
6) Ulrik Thomsen (GW) vs. Wilder Pimentel (VCU), 6-4, 3-6, 4-3 DNF 

Doubles
1) #38 Heugas/Jones (VCU) def. #62 Dias/Tverijonas (GW), 8-7 (10)
2) Fomin/Zelenkov (GW) def. Pimentel/Voscek (VCU), 8-7 (6)
3) Argente/Mateo (VCU) def. Svensson/Thomsen (GW), 8-4

View: Mobile | Desktop