Score: VCU 4, UNCW 3
Date: March 31, 2018
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 11-6, UNCW 14-3
The short story: Sophomore Ignacio Rivero Crespo won a three-set battle at No. 5 singles to clinch a 4-3 win over a quality UNCW team on Saturday afternoon.
- The Seahawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead after winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take the doubles point.
- VCU responded with three straight singles victories to take a 3-1 lead.
- Freshman Inigo Torre Martin won his team-leading 15th singles match of the year, beating Michael Copeland at No. 4 singles 6-2, 7-5.
- Junior Arvid Noren, playing at No. 1 singles for the first time this season, defeated Andres Torres 7-5, 6-1. Junior Vitor Lima then doubled the lead with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Agustin Savarino at No. 2 singles.
- With wins at No. 6 and No. 3 singles, UNCW tied the match at 3-3 and made the match at No. 5 the deciding factor. After splitting the first two sets, Rivero Crespo won the decisive third frame 6-3.
VCU 4 UNCW 3
Order of Finish: 2, 1
1- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 7-5, 6-1
2- Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Agustin Savarino (UNCW) 6-4, 6-3
3- Ignasi De Reuda (UNCW) def. Javier Amantegui (VCU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Michael Copeland (UNCW) 6-2, 7-5
5- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Michael Morphy (UNCW) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
6- Daniel Groom (UNCW) def. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2, 6, 3, 5
The Rams are back in action tomorrow, April 1, taking on in-state foe Old Dominion at the Thalhimer Tennis Center with first serve slated for 1 p.m.