VCU NOTCHES MARATHON WIN OVER ETSU

Score: VCU 4, East Tennessee State 3

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Date: Feb. 10, 2018

Records: VCU 6-0, ETSU 2-4

The short story: VCU men's tennis's battle against the Bucs came down to the wire, with freshman Inigo Torre Martin defeating Miguel Este in three sets to clinch the match at No. 6 singles.

OPENING SERVE

  • Junior Arvid Noren and sophomore Javier Amantegui continued their undefeated start to the dual season, taking No. 2 doubles 6-4 over Robert Herrera and Tasei Miyamoto. Juniors Vitor Lima and Philip Mobius clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 victory over the 44th-ranked doubles pair in the country, Frazier Rengifo and Juan Lugo.
  • After ETSU took the first two singles points, Noren tied the match at 2-2 with a straight-set victory over Sergi Fontcuberta, 6-4, 6-2.
  • Despite dropping the first set, Amantegui battled to a win over Lugo at No. 2 singles by a score of 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
  • In his first action in three weeks, sophomore Ignacio Rivero Crespo rallied to force No. 5 singles to three sets, but ultimately fell to David Gonzalez. That left the deciding point to Torre Martin, who delivered with a dramatic three-set victory over Este, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

THE RESULTS

Doubles
1- Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Frazier Rengifo/Juan Lugo (ETSU)  7-5
2- Arvid Noren/Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Robert Herrera/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU)  6-4
3- Timo Zgraggen/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. Miguel Este/Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU)  5-5   Did not finish

Order of finish: 2, 1

Singles
1- Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Vitor Lima (VCU)  6-0, 6-3
2- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Juan Lugo (ETSU)  4-6, 6-4, 6-1
3- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU)  6-4, 6-2
4- Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Philip Mobius (VCU) 7-5, 6-1
5- David Gonzalez (ETSU) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU)  6-0, 3-6, 6-4
6- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Miguel Este (ETSU)  6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 5, 6

UP NEXT

The Rams return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 13 when they host Louisiana-Lafayette at Thalhimer Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2 p.m.