Score: Penn State 5, VCU 0
Date: Feb. 25, 2018
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 7-3, Penn State 4-4
The short story: VCU battled with the Nittany Lions, but dropped crucial points and ultimately lost 5-0.
- Freshman duo Inigo Torre Martin and Timo Zgraggen got the Rams off on the right foot, beating Gabriel Nemeth and Matt Galush 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.
- After Penn State won No. 2 doubles, the point came down to the result on Court 1. Juniors Vitor Lima and Philip Mobius were tied 5-5 with Constant De La Bassetiere and Christian Lakoseljac, but couldn't find a break point and lost in a tiebreak.
- The Nittany Lions swept No. 1 through 4 singles to clinch the match. Mobius and junior Arvid Noren forced third sets, but fell in the deciding set.
1- Constant De La Bassetiere/Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) def. Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) 7-6(3)
2- Christos Antonopoulos/Alp Sentay (PSU) def. Arvid Noren/Javier Amantegui (VCU) 6-4
3- Inigo Torre Martin/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Gabriel Nemeth/Matt Galush (PSU) 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
1- Constant De La Bassetiere (PSU) def. Vitor Lima (VCU) 7-5, 6-4
2- Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) def. Arvid Noren (VCU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
3- Christos Antonopoulos (PSU) def. Javier Amantegui (VCU) 6-3, 6-4
4- Gabriel Nemeth (PSU) def. Philip Mobius (VCU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
5- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. Alp Sentay (PSU) 4-5, DNF
6- Timo Zgraggen (VCU) vs. Zach Lieb (PSU) 4-1, DNF
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2, 4
The Rams are back in action on Friday, March 2, when they host Saint Louis for an Atlantic 10 match at Thalhimer Tennis Center at 2 p.m.