RAMS NOTCH A10 WIN OVER SAINT LOUIS

Score: VCU 4, Saint Louis 0

Date: March 2, 2018

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 8-3, Saint Louis 6-5

The short story: Strong performances by VCU's freshmen led the Rams to a 4-0 win over conference foe Saint Louis.

OPENING SERVE

  • Sophomore Javier Amantegui and junior Arvid Noren opened the day with a victory at No. 2 doubles, their team-leading ninth of the season, over John and Justin Nogalski 6-3.
  • Freshman duo Inigo Torre Martin and Timo Zgraggen clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Oscar Pachon and Kenji Yanaba.
  • Torre Martin and Zgraggen then extended the lead to 3-0 with straight set victories at No. 4 and 5 singles, dropping just three games between them. Torre Martin topped Pachon 6-1, 6-0, and Zgraggen topped Justin Nogalski 6-0, 6-2.
  • Amantegui wrapped up the match for VCU with a 6-0, 6-4 win over John Nogalski at No. 2 singles, his team-leading 12th win of the year.

THE RESULTS

Doubles
1- Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. David Ferragut/Juan Calero (SLU)  5-4   DNF
2- Arvid Noren/Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. John Nogalski/Justin Nogalski (SLU)  6-3
3- Inigo Torre Martin/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Oscar Pachon/Kenji Yanaba (SLU)  6-2

Order of finish: 2, 3

Singles
1- Arvid Noren (VCU) vs. David Ferragut (SLU)  1-6, 4-1  DNF
2- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. John Nogalski (SLU)  6-0, 6-4
3- Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Juan Calero (SLU)  3-6, 5-2  DNF
4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Oscar Pachon (SLU)  6-1, 6-0
5- Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Justin Nogalski (SLU)  6-0, 6-2
6- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) vs. Kenji Yanaba (SLU)  Did Not Start
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2

UP NEXT

The Rams travel to Norfolk, Va., tomorrow, March 3, for a neutral site match against Utah. First serve is set for noon.

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