RAMS FALL ON THE ROAD TO #25 DUKE


Score:
 Duke 6, VCU 1
Location: Durham, N.C. (Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 4-1, Duke 3-1

The Short Story: The Rams dropped their first match of the season against Duke, ranked 25th by the ITA, on Saturday evening in Durham, N.C at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. Newcomer IgnacioRivero Crespo earned his first career singles win, while Marten Jonsson and Javier Amantegui picked up a win in doubles play as well.

FIRST SERVE

 

  • Rivero Crespo recorded the Rams lone point in a long three set match by defeating Duke's Robert Levine, 7-6 (7-1) 4-6, 1-0 (10-7).  
  • Sophomore Vitor Lima won his first singles set 2-6, but he would then fall to Vincent Lin, 6-1, 6-4. 

RESULTS

Doubles
1. Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin (Duke) def. Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius, 6-4.
2. Nick Stachowiak/Spencer Furman (Duke) def. Louis Ishizaka/Arvid Noren, 6-1
3. Marten Jonsson/Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Robert Levine/Jason Lapidus, 7-5.  
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
1. Vincent Lin (Duke) def. Vitor Lima, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Catalin Mateas (Duke) def. Marten Jonsson, 7-5, 6-2
3. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Robert Levine, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Nick Stachowiak (Duke) def. Louis Ishizaka, 6-2, 6-2
5. Spencer Furman (Duke) def. Javier Amantegui, 6-4, 6-2
6. TJ Pura (Duke) def. Philip Mobius, 6-3, 6-1 
Order of finish: 4, 6, 5, 2, 1, 3


UP NEXT
The Rams will return home to the Thalhimer Tennis Center to take on Winthrop on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.

 
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