RAMS FALL TO UVA IN NCAA FIRST ROUND

Score: Virginia 4, VCU 0 (NCAA Tournament First Round)

Date: May 11, 2018

Location: Queens, N.Y. (Billie Jean King Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 16-10, Virginia 14-12

The short story: VCU men's tennis closed its season with a 4-0 loss to Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Rams' second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

OPENING SERVE

  • Sophomore Javier Amantegui and junior Vitor Lima were locked in a 4-4 battle at No. 1 doubles when Virginia clinched the first point of the match with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
  • The Cavaliers secured the victory with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles.
  • Amantegui started his No. 3 singles match strong with a 6-2 first-set victory over Gianni Ross, but the match went unfinished when Virginia claimed the win.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1 – Vitor Lima/Javier Amantegui (VCU) vs. Matthew Lord/Carl Soderlund (UVA) 4-4 DNF

2 – Gianni Ross/Aswin Lizen (UVA) def. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) 6-3

3 – Amar Alhaqbani/Spencer Bozsik (UVA) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) 6-1

Order of Finish: 3,2

Singles

1 – Carl Soderlund (UVA) def. Arivd Noren (VCU) 6-2, 6-1

2 – Aswin Lizen (UVA) def. Vitor Lima (VCU) 6-3, 6-0

3 – Javier Amantegui (VCU) vs. Gianni Ross (UVA) 6-2, 4-5

4 – Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Kyrylo Tsygura (UVA) 0-6, 5-6

5 – Matthew Lord (UVA) def. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) 6-3, 6-4

6 – Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) vs. Amar Alhaqbani (UVA) 4-6, 2-5

Order of Finish: 2,5,1

A-10 CHAMPS

Although the Rams' season ends with the loss, VCU finishes 2018 with a 16-10 record and a second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship, having not dropped a match to A-10 opponents all year.

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