Scores: VCU 5, Monmouth 2
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 10-8, Monmouth 2-9
The short story: The Rams dominated Monmouth with a commanding 5-2 victory at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. VCU bounced back from an 0-1 deficit to take five out of six total points on the singles court. Sophomore Arvid Noren picked up a win in both singles and doubles play.
- Noren tied the match at 1-1 by defeating Christian Vieira in consecutive sets. He is now 12-2 on the singles court in dual matches this season.
- Junior Louis Ishizaka put the Rams ahead 2-1 with a victory on the sixth court. He downed Alberto Giuffrida in consecutive sets, 6-4, 6-3. Ishizaka holds a 13-8 record in singles play thus far.
- Freshman Ignacio Rivero Crespo gave VCU a 3-1 lead in a win over Sergio Martinez on the fourth court. The rookie is now 6-6 this year.
- Senior Daryl Monfils collected yet another win on the first court. He defeated Nicola Pipoli in a tough three set match. The veteran holds an overall singles record of 13-7.
- With the match out of reach at 4-2, senior Marten Jonsson added the final point to secure the win for VCU. Marten moved to 12-8 in singles play thus far.
1- Przemyslaw Filipek/ Ale Estrada Gomez (MONMOUTH) def. Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson, 6-2
2- Vitor Lima/Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Nicola Pipolo/Sergio Martinez, 6-1
3- Christian Vieira/Dahiya Vikrant (MONMOUTH) def. Philip Mobius/Louis Ishizaka, 6-3
1- Daryl Monfils (VCU) def. Nicola Pipoli, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3
2- Marten Jonsson (VCU) def. Przemyslaw Filipek, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
3- Ale Estrada Gomez (MONMOUTH) def. Vitor Lima, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3
4- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Christian Vieira, 6-1, 6-1
5- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Sergio Martinez, 6-1, 6-2
6- Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. Alberto Giuffrida, 6-4, 6-3
The Rams are back in action on Saturday, April 1 when they travel to Wilmington, N.C. to take on UNCW at 12 p.m.