RIVERO CRESPO CLINCHES WIN OVER UNCW

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.

OPENING SERVE

  • 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.

THE RESULTS

VCU 4 UNCW 3

Doubles

1- Raphael Calzi/Ignasi De Reuda (UNCW) def. Vitor Lima/Javier Amantegui (VCU)  6-3

2- Michael Morphy/Andres Torres (UNCW) def. Philip Mobius/Karl Katlaps (VCU)  6-2

3- Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. Agustin Savarino/Michael Copeland (UNCW)  3-4 DNF

Order of Finish: 2, 1

Singles

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

UP NEXT

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.

 

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