RAMS OPEN FALL SEASON AT JAMES BONK INVITE

CARY, N.C.. - Junior Philip Mobius compiled a 3-1 weekend to lead VCU men's tennis at the James Bonk Invite hosted by Duke. Four Rams combined for a 8-8 record in singles draws, while two pairs combined for a 2-4 mark in doubles to kick off the fall schedule.

In the B Singles draw, Mobius defeated North Carolina's Ladd Harrison 7-6 (1), 6-2, Louisville's Ciro Lampasas 7-6 (6), 6-4, and Auburn's Alex Masciolo 6-2, 6-1. Also competing in the B draw, senior Louis Ishizaka had a 2-2 weekend, taking down Charlotte's Oriol Puig Forne 6-4, 6-0, and North Carolina's Kavir Kumar 6-2, 6-3. 

Sophomore Javier Amantegui earned seventh place in the A1 Singles draw with a 2-2 weekend, highlighted by victories over Sahil Deshmukh and Nilo Duarte, both of North Florida. Junior Arvid Noren notched an eighth place finish in the A2 Singles draw after going 1-3. He defeated Princeton's Kial Kaiser 6-7, 6-4, 6-0.

Ishizaka and Mobius went 1-2 and placed fourth in the B Doubles draw, taking down Auburn's team of Alex Mascioli and Viboosh Chandrasekar 8-5. Armantegui and Noren also went 1-2, and reached the consolation finals of the A1 Doubles draw after beating North Florida's Deshmukh and Nilo Duarte 8-6.

VCU returns to action next weekend, competing at the Liberty University Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. from Sept. 22-24.

 

The Results

Javier Amantegui (2-2) - A1 Singles

Amantegui def. Sahil Deshmukh (North Florida) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4)

Spencer Furman (Duke) def. Amantegui 6-2, 7-6 (2)

Alan Gadjiev (Wake Forest) def. Amantegui 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Amantegui def. Nilo Duarte (North Florida) 6-2, 6-1

 

Arvid Noren (1-3) - A2 Singles

Noren def. Kial Kaiser (Princeton) 6-7, 6-4, 6-0

Georgiy Malyshev (NC State) def. Noren 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Brandon Laubser (Auburn) def. Noren, withdrew

Till von Winning (North Florida) def. Noren 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

 

Philip Mobius (3-1) - B Singles

Mobius def. Ladd Harrison (North Carolina) 7-6 (1), 6-2

Kyle Frankel (Elon) def. Mobius 6-2, 7-5

Mobius - def. Ciro Lampasas (Louisville) 7-6 (6), 6-4

Mobius - def. Alex Mascioli (Auburn) 6-2, 6-1

 

Louis Ishizaka (2-2) - B Singles

Ishizaka def. Oriol Puig Forne (Charlotte) 6-4, 6-0

Jason Lapidus (Duke) def. Ishizaka 6-4, 6-4

Ishizaka def. Kavir Kumar (North Carolina) 6-2, 6-3

Payton Holden (Princeton) def. Ishizaka 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

 

Noren/Amantegui (1-2) - A1 Doubles

Ogden/Malyshev (NC State) def. Noren/Amantegui 8-7 (2)

Noren/Amantegui def. Duarte/Deshmukh (North Florida) 8-6

Scholl/Plentz (Gardner-Webb) def. Noren/Amantegui 8-6

 

Ishizaka/Mobius (1-2) - B Doubles

Ishizaka/Mobius def. Mascioli/Chandrasekar (Auburn) 8-5

Mijares/Port (Elon) def. Ishizaka/Mobius 8-5

Rice/Puig Forne (Charlotte) def. Ishizaka/Mobius 8-2