Scores: Penn State 4, VCU 3
Location: University Park, Pa. (Sarni Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 6-2, Penn State 4-1
The short story: The Rams earned the first point of the match in doubles play, but after a tough battle VCU fell to Penn State 4-3 Friday evening at the Sarni Tennis Center. Sophomore Arvid Noren continues to be a force to be reckoned with for the Rams. He picked up a win in both doubles and singles play and is now a perfect 6-0 in dual matches this season.
- Senior Daryl Monfils earned a point for the Rams and won his singles match in consecutive sets. The veteran holds a 7-3 overall record in singles play this season.
- Noren also won in consecutive sets in singles play. He defeated Penn State's Ben Lieb, 6-4, 6-4.
- Sophomores Vitor Lima and Philip Mobius picked up a win in doubles play. The pair owns a 6-5 overall record thus far.
- Junior Louis Ishizaka and Noren paired up on the doubles court as well. The duo went on to defeat Penn State's David Kohan and Henry Gordon, 6-3.
1- C. De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) def. Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson, 6-2
2- Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) def. C. Lutschaunig/Aws Laaribi, 6-2
3- Arvid Noren/Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. David Kohan/Henry Gordon, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1- Daryl Monfils (VCU) def. C. De La Bassetiere, 6-4, 6-2
2- Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) def. Vitor Lima, 6-1, 6-1
3- Aws Laaribi (PSU) def. Marten Jonsson, 6-4, 6-3
4- C. Antonopoulos (PSU) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo, 6-2, 6-2
5- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Ben Lieb, 6-4, 6-4
6- Marc Collado (PSU) def. Javier Amantegui, 6-0, 6-3
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5
The Rams are back in action on Feb. 12. The Black and Gold will travel to Princeton to take on the Tigers at 3 p.m. in the Jadwin Gymnasium.