Scores: VCU 0, #40 South Florida 4
Location: Tampa, Fla. (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Records: VCU 9-6, #40 South Florida 7-5
The short story: VCU fell on the road to the University of South Florida, ranked 40th by the ITA, on Friday afternoon in Tampa. The Rams faced tough opponents throughout the match, including South Florida's Alberto Barroso, ranked 122nd by the ITA and Peter Bertran, ranked 98th by the ITA.
- Sophomore Vitor Lima battled hard on the third court, but fell to Barroso, 6-2, 7-5
- Freshman Ignacio Rivero Crespo also faced a ranked opponent on the fourth court and fell to Peter Bertran, 6-2, 6-2.
1 Sasha Gozun/Alberto Barroso (USF) vs. Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson, unfinished
2 Peter Bertran/Justin Roberts (USF) def. Javier Amantegui/Philip Mobius, 6-3
3 Vadym Kalyuzhnyy/Jakub Wojcik (USF) def. Vitor Lima/Arvid Noren, 7-5
1 Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Daryl Monfils, 6-3, 6-2
2 Justin Roberts (USF) vs. Marten Jonsson, 6-3, 3-3, unfinished
3 #122 Alberto Barroso (USF) def. Vitor Lima, 6-2, 7-5
4 #98 Peter Bertran (USF) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo, 6-2, 6-2
5 Pierro Luquet (USF) vs. Arvid Noren, 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
6 Nils Heimer (USF) vs. Javier Amantegui, 7-6 (8-6), 2-4, unfinished
The Rams are back in action on Saturday, Mar. 11 to compete in the final match at the USF Spring Invite. They will face Troy at 2 p.m.