VCU FALLS JUST SHORT TO PENN; MOVE TO 4-4 ON SEASON

Score: Penn 4, VCU 3

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Hecht Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 4-4, Penn 5-1

The short story: The Rams fought hard and gave it their all, but ultimately fell short to Penn to fall to 4-4 on the season.

OPENING SERVE

  • Arvid Noren and Inigo Torre Martin defeated Penn's Graziani and Zhu to earn VCU its only doubles victory of the match
  • Martin cruised by Noah Makarome in two sets which gave VCU its first point of the match in No. 5 singles
  • Javier Amantegui kept VCU in the match after defeating Jason Hilderbrandt in two sets in No. 6 singles
  • Rayane Stable fought hard to earn VCU the match point against Graziani but fell short in three sets
  • After the match was already decided, Philip Mobius defeated Dmitry Shatalin in three sets in No. 4 singles

THE RESULTS

Penn 4, VCU 3 

Doubles

1. Mautner/Shatalin (PENN) def. Amentegui/Stable – 6-3

2. Noren/Torre Martin def. Graziani/Zhu (PENN) – 7-5

3. Hildebrandt/Smithline (PENN) def. Mobius/Rivero Crespo – 6-3

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles

1. Kyle Mautner (PENN) def. Stefan Petrovic6-0, 6-3

2. Edoardo Graziani (PENN) def. Rayane Stable4-6, 6-2, 6-4

3. Kevin Zhu (PENN) def. Arvid Noren7-5, 6-3

4. Philip Mobius def. Dmitry Shatalin (PENN) – 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

5. Inigo Torre Martin def. Noah Makarome (PENN) – 6-1, 6-3

6. Javier Amantegui def. Jason Hildebrandt (PENN) – 7-6, 7-6

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 5, 6, 2, 4

HEAD COACH ANTHONY ROSSI

"Today we lost the crucial doubles point. We came out a little flat and they jumped on us early in the match Hopefully we can learn from this and be better against Temple tomorrow."

UP NEXT

VCU returns to action tomorrow Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. for a road matchup against Temple.