VCU RECORDS EMPHATIC WINS OVER DREXEL AND CAMPBELL

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.

OPENING SERVE

  • 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.

 

THE RESULTS

VCU 4 Drexel 1

Doubles
1- Sinan Orhon/Bernard Tefel (DU) def. Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Singles
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

Doubles
1- Javier Amantegui/Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Gerard Sola/Jonathan O'Neal (CU)  6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Singles
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

 

NEXT UP

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.

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