ISHIZAKA AND LIMA BEGIN FALL SEASON AT IVY-PLUS INVITATIONAL

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.- Junior Louis Ishizaka and Sophomore Vitor Lima kicked off their Fall seasons at the Ivy-Plus Invitational and provided the Rams with strong individual performances.

Overall, Ishizaka and Lima combined for a 5-3 record in singles play. Ishizaka won three of his four matches, defeating Tennessee's Steven Karl, Princeton's Josh Yablon, and Wisconsin's Lamar Remy. Lima finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. After dropping his first two matches, including one to Tennessee's Timo Stodder, ranked 89th by the ITA, Lima bounced back to win his final two matches in singles play, including a marathon, 6-3, 1-6, 11-9 affair with Marist's Christopher Gladden.

Ishizaka and Lima also teamed up in doubles play. The duo finished the tournament with an 0-3 record.

 

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"This was a great chance for Vitor and Louis to get a number of quality matches. I was very impressed with Louis' effort and focus the whole weekend. His hard work over the last year has really paid off, and I am expecting a lot from him as the season continues. Vitor did not play his best this weekend, but he found a way to win his last two singles matches in spite of that. I am really excited about where this team is at the moment. We have a lot of work to do, but the future is very bright." – VCU Coach Paul Kostin

The Rams are back in action Oct. 13-16 at the ITA Atlantic Regionals in Blacksburg, Virginia.
 

The Results

Louis Ishizaka (3-1) – Cordish Draw
Ishizaka def. S. Karl (Tennessee), 6-3, 6-1
Ishizaka def. J. Yablon (Princeton), 6-4, 6-3
D. Grunberger def. Ishizaka, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Ishizaka def. L. Remy (Wisconsin), 6-2, 0-6, 10-8

Vitor Lima (2-2) – Tiger Draw
D. Vives (Princeton) def. Lima, 7-5, 7-5
T. Stodder (Tennessee) def. Lima, 6-4, 6-4
Lima def. M. Fliegner (Dartmouth), 6-3, 7-6, (7-3)
Lima def. C. Gladden (Marist), 6-3, 1-6, 11-9
 

Ishizaka/Lima (0-3) – Dillon Draw
Doehler/Wang (Yale) def. Ishizaka/Lima, 8-7
Shatalin/Pompan (Penn) def. Ishizaka/Lima, 8-4
Lu/Andrienko (Yale) def. Ishizaka/Lima, 8-4

 

 

 

 
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