VCU CONCLUDES ITA KICK-OFF WEEKEND

Score: No. 2 Ohio State 4, VCU 0 | Cornell 4, VCU 1

Location: Columbus, Ohio (Stickney Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 4-2, Ohio State 4-0, Cornell 1-1

The short story: VCU battled hard but fell short in two matches against Ohio State and Cornell in the ITA Weekend Kick-Off.

OPENING SERVE

  • Ohio State swept doubles play to take the point, defeating the combinations of Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable and Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo.
  • No. 3 ranked JJ Wolf of OSU defeated Sophomore Rayane Stable in two sets, marking Stable's first loss of his VCU career.
  • Freshman Stefan Petrovic logged his first loss of the season in singles play as he faced off against No. 13 ranked Kyle Seelig.
  • VCU won the doubles point against Cornell, outscoring the Bears 12-3.

THE RESULTS

#2 Ohio State 4, VCU Men's Tennis 0

Doubles

1. JJ Wolf/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable (VCUM) 6-1

2. James Trotter/Alex Kobelt (OSU) vs. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCUM) 5-2, unfinished

3. John McNally/Hunter Tubert (OSU) def. Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCUM) 6-1

Order of Finish: 3, 1

Singles

1. #3 JJ Wolf (OSU) def. Rayane Stable 6-1, 6-1

2. #36 John McNally (OSU) vs. Arvid Noren 6-3, 1-2, unfinished

3. #13 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Stefan Petrovic 6-0, 6-2

4. #87 Tim Seibert (OSU) vs. Philip Mobius 6-4, 2-2, unfinished

5. Martin Joyce (OSU) vs. Inigo Torre Martin 6-2, 2-3, unfinished

6. Alex Kobelt (OSU) def. Javier Amantegui 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 6

Cornell 4, VCU 1

Doubles

1. Alafia Ayeni/Eero Vasa (CORNELL) vs. Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable 5-5, unfinished

2. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin def. Konstantin Kirovski/Daniel Soyfer (CORNELL) 6-0

3. Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo def. Joe McAllister/Lev Kazakov (CORNELL) 6-3

Order of finish: 2, 3

Singles

1. Alafia Ayeni (CORNELL) def. Rayane Stable 6-2, 6-1

2. Lev Kazakov (CORNELL) def. Arvid Noren 7-5, 6-1

3. Daniel Soyfer (CORNELL) def. Philip Mobius 6-3, 6-1

4. Evan Bynoe (CORNELL) def. Inigo Torre Martin 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

5. Pietro Rimondini (CORNELL) vs. Javier Amantegui 7-5, 2-6, 3-2, unfinished

6. Konstantin Kirovski (CORNELL) vs. Inaki Rivero Crespo 6-2, 3-6, 5-4, unfinished

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2, 4

JAVIER AMANTEGUI

"We have learned a lot from this weekend. The team is motivated and ready to get back to work for our next matches. We are on the right track, we just need to believe more in ourselves and try to play a little bit more aggressive at some points. We're already looking forward for our next match on Friday. Go Rams!"

UP NEXT

VCU will return home and is set to host East Tennessee State on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.