RAMS SWEEP HOYAS TO OPEN SPRING

Score: VCU 5, Georgetown 0

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 1-0, Georgetown 0-1

The short story: VCU men's tennis used three straight-set victories to clinch a 5-0 win over Georgetown to open the spring season on the first day of the VCU 4-1 Invitational. 

OPENING SERVE

  • In his VCU debut, freshman Timo Zgraggen teamed up with junior Philip Mobius to cruise to a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Peter Beatty and Marco Lam and secure the doubles point.
  • Junior Arvid Noren dominated the first set in a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Michael Chen to notch the Rams' second point of the afternoon at No. 2 singles.
  • After falling down 4-3 in the first set, sophomore Javier Amantegui won nine of the last 11 games to take a 6-4, 6-2 win over Mark Militzer at No. 1 singles and clinch the match for VCU. Amantegui leads VCU with seven wins on the season.
  • Although both junior Vitor Lima and freshman Inigo Torre Martin lost the first sets of their matches, each Ram battled back to take a three-set victory and secure a sweep for VCU.

THE RESULTS
1- Philip Mobius/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Peter Beatty/Marco Lam (GU)  6-0, 6-4

Singles
1- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Mark Militzer (GU)  6-4, 6-2
2- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Michael Chen (GU)  6-1, 6-4
3- Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Connor Lee (GU)  3-6, 6-1, 6-3
4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Rohan Kambdar (GU)  4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles, 2, 1, 4, 3

UP NEXT

The Rams continue the VCU 4-1 Invitational on Saturday with matches against Drexel at 1 p.m., and Campbell at 5 p.m.

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