Scores: VCU 6, St. John's 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 9-5, St. John's 7-9
The short story: For the fourth consecutive match, the Rams dominated their opponent by winning 6-1 Thursday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. With the match tied 1-1, The Black and Gold reeled off five straight points in singles play to defeat St. John's.
- Seniors Daryl Monfils and Marten Jonsson got off to a hot start on the doubles court. They defeated St. John's Ornjen Trejgut and Daniel Skripnlk, 6-2. The duo is now 10-4 in doubles play this season.
- Shortly after Javier Amantegui and Louis Ishizaka secured the doubles point and put VCU up 1-0 by downing Alex Rozkowski and Roberto Livi, 6-4. The pair is now a perfect 3-0 in dual matches thus far.
- With the match tied at one a piece, sophomore Arvid Noren won in consecutive sets, 6-3, 6-3. He holds a 10-2 dual record in singles play this season.
- Monfils put the Rams ahead 3-1 by defeating Roberto Livi in a three match set. The veteran is 10-5 overall on the year.
- Amantegui also won in consecutive sets to put the Rams out of reach at 4-1. He defeated Alex Roszkowski, 6-0, 6-2.
- Freshman Ignacio Rivero Crespo picked up the fifth point for The Black and Gold. The rookie holds a 6-4 singles record thus far.
- Ishizaka secured the final point for the Rams to end the match at 6-1. He defeated Freddy Ruiz Acevedo, 6-4, 6-1 and picked up his 12th win of the season.
1- Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson (VCU) def. Ornjen Trejgut/Daniel Skripnlk, 6-2
2- Alan Nunez Aguilera/Dusan Vukicevic (SJU) def. Arvid Noren/Philip Mobius, 7-5
3- Javier Amantegui/Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. Alex Roszkowski/Roberto Livi, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
1- Daryl Monfils (VCU) def. Roberto Livi, 6-1, (2)6-7, 6-2
2- Luka Sucevic (SJU) def. Marten Jonsson, 6-3, 6-2
3- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Alan Nunez Aguilera, 7-6(6), 5-5 (SJU Injury Default)
4- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Ognjen Trejgut, 6-4, 6-3
5- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Alex Roszkowski, 6-0, 6-2
6- Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo, 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 5, 3, 6
The Rams will be in action again on Friday, Mar. 10 when they travel to Florida to compete in the USF Spring Invite.