ELON, N.C. – A select few of the VCU Men's Tennis team traveled to Elon, N.C. to play in the Elon Fall Invitational, hosted by Elon. This weekend was highlighted by junior Ignacio Rivero Crespo, who won the Maroon Singles title after going a perfect 4-0 in tournament play.
In all but one match, Crespo defeated his opponents in two sets. In the championship match, he faced off against Ollie Palmer from UNC Greensboro, defeating him in 7-5 in the first set and 7-6 (4) in the second. Sophomore Timo Zgraggen finished the tournament going 2-1, as well.
In the Maroon Doubles draw, the pair of senior Philip Mobius and junior Javier Amantegui lost their first match before winning their next two consolation matches, finishing 2-1 on the weekend. The duo of Crespo and Zgraggen held the same fate, losing in the main draw of the Gold Doubles before winning their next two consolation matches, finishing at 2-1 on the weekend, as well.
Noren and Martin paired up to compete in the doubles main draw and finished 1-1 on the weekend. They defeated Chase Colton and Jesper Freimuth of Wisconsin with a score of 7-5 but lost to Guillermo Cabrera and Grayson Broadus of Notre Dame with a score of 6-4 in the next round. Noren and Martin also competed individually in the singles draw where they went 0-2 and 1-1, respectively.
VCU returns to play on Oct. 5-7 at the Richmond Invitational, hosted by the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va.
Ignacio Rivero Crespo (Elon Maroon Singles) 4-0
First Round – Crespo def. Ondrej Labik (Campbell) 6-2, 6-0
Quarterfinals – Crespo def. Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Semifinal – Crespo def. Kyle Frankel (Elon) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Final – Crespo def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Timo Zgraggen (Elon Gold Singles) 2-1
First Round – Zgraggen def. Roger Rogowski (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3
Quarterfinals – Oriol Puig (Charlotte) def. Zgraggen 6-2, 6-2
Consolation – Zgraggen def. Brice Polender (Richmond) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
First Round – Christoforou/Rice (Charlotte) def. Mobius/Amantegui 8-6
Consolation – Mobius/Amantegui def. Heaven/Bargeron (App. State) 8-1
Consolation – Mobius/Amantegui def. Evans/Lovitt (Richmond) 8-6
Crespo/Zgraggen (Elon Gold Doubles) 2-1
First Round – Webster/Pavovich (App. State) def. Crespo/Zgraggen 8-5
Consolation – Crespo/Zgraggen def. Burkill/Wyett (UNCG) 8-2
Consolation – Crespo/Zgraggen def. Fernandez/Poender (Richmond) 8-6
Arvid Noren (Milwaukee Singles) 0-2
First Round – Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Arvid Noren
Consolation – Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) def. Arvid Noren 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 15-13
Inigo Torre Martin (Milwaukee Singles) 1-1
First Round – Inigo Torre Martin def. Dominic Barretto (Cal)
Consolation – Alexandre Ribeiro (Cal) def. Inigo Torre Martin
First Round – Noren/Martin def. Chase Colton/Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 7-5
Second Round – Guillermo Cabrera/Grayson Broadus (ND) def. Noren/Martin 6-4