Scores: VCU 4, Drexel 1; VCU 5, Campbell 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 3-0, Drexel 1-2, Campbell 1-1
The short story: VCU men's tennis concluded the VCU 4-1 Invitational with emphatic wins over Drexel and Campbell, dropping just three sets across ten matches, to start the spring season 3-0.
- The Rams topped the Dragons 4-1 after straight-set victories in all four singles matches.
- Four more straight-set victories in the singles matches against the Camels, coupled with a three-set battle in doubles, gave VCU the 5-0 win.
- Freshman Inigo Torre Martin stood out at the No. 4 singles position, besting both Drexel's Sanil Jagtiani and Campbell's Ted Williams in straight sets.
- Junior Arvid Noren and sophomore Javier Amantegui both won their singles matches against Drexel, then teamed up to defeat Campbell's Gerard Sola and Jonathan O'Neal in the doubles match, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
- Sophomore Ignacio Rivero Crespo and freshman Timo Zgraggen each earned a victory at the No. 3 singles position.
VCU 4 Drexel 1
1- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Hamza Laalej (DU) 6-2, 7-5
2- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Balaji Lakshmanan (DU) 6-4, 6-1
3- Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Youssef Lahlou (DU) 7-5, 6-2
4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Sanil Jagtiani (DU) 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 3, Doubles
VCU 5 Campbell 0
1- Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Dustin Werner (CU) 6-1, 6-1
2- Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Fernando Clemente (CU) 6-4, 6-0
3- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Fabien Ayet (CU) 6-2, 6-2
4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Ted Williams (CU) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, Doubles
The Rams return to Thalhimer Tennis Center on Friday, Jan. 26 to host Dayton in the first Atlantic 10 match of the season. First serve is set for 2 p.m.