WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Javier Amantegui recorded an undefeated weekend to lead VCU men's tennis at the Tribe Invitational, hosted by William & Mary this past Friday through Sunday.
Amantegui dropped just one set in three matches, taking down Harvard's Andy Zhou 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Friday before defeating Middle Tennessee State's Ian Porteset and William & Mary's Alec Miller in straight sets on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Sophomore Ignacio Rivero Crespo also notched a win over the Tribe on Sunday, defeating Sebastian Quiros 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Junior Arvid Noren recorded a straight-set victory over Penn State's Ben Lieb on Saturday, 7-5, 6-2.
Rivero Crespo teamed up with senior Louis Ishizaka to beat Harvard's Logan Weber and Grant Solomon 8-5 in doubles play. Freshman Karl Katlaps won a doubles match playing with Old Dominion's Jannik Giesse, beating William & Mary's Finbar Talcott and Lars de Boer 6-3.
This wraps up the fall season for the Rams, who kick off dual play when they host the VCU 4-1 Invitational from Jan. 19-21 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center.
Javier Amantegui 3-0
11/3 - Javier Amantegui def. Andy Zhou (Harvard) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
11/4 - Javier Amantegui def. Jan Porteset (Middle Tennessee State) 6-2, 6-4
11/5 - Javier Amantegui def. Alec Miller (William & Mary) 6-3, 6-2
Arvid Noren 1-2
11/3 - Jean Thirouin (Harvard) def. Arvid Noren 6-0, 6-4
11/4 - Arvid Noren def. Ben Lieb (Penn State) 7-5, 6-2
11/5 - Christian Cargill (William & Mary) def. Arvid Noren 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
11/3 - Constantin Zoske (Harvard) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
11/4 - Gonzalo Morell Raschiatore (Middle Tennessee State) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo 6-4, 6-2
11/5 - Ignacio Rivero Crespo def. Sebastian Quiros (William & Mary) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Louis Ishizaka 0-1
11/3 - Andrew Ball (Harvard) def. Louis Ishizaka 6-0, 6-4
Philip Mobius 0-3
11/3 - Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Philip Mobius 6-3, 6-4
11/4 - Tom Moonen (Middle Tennessee State) def. Philip Mobius 6-4, 7-6
11/5 - Louis Newman (William & Mary) def. Philip Mobius 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Karl Katlaps 0-3
11/3 - Michael Peters (Harvard) def. Karl Katlaps 6-4, 6-2
11/4 - Matt Galush (Penn State) def. Karl Katlaps 7-5, 6-3
11/5 - Finbar Talcott (William & Mary) def. Karl Katlaps 6-3, 6-1
Karl Katlaps/Jannik Giesse (Old Dominion) 1-0
11/5 - Karl Katlaps/Jannik Giesse def. Finbar Talcott/Lars de Boer (William & Mary) 6-3