VCU FOUGHT BACK TO DEFEAT TEMPLE TO EARN ITS FIFTH WIN OF THE SEASON

Score: VCU 4, Temple 1

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Hecht Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 5-4, Temple 3-3

The short story: After a slow start to the match and losing the doubles point, VCU rallied back to defeat Temple, powered by four consecutive Ram wins in singles play.

OPENING SERVE

  • Senior Arvid Noren and Sophomore Inigo Torre Martin defeated Temple's Juan Araoz and Eric Biscoveanu 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. 4 singles
  • Noren followed up his play in No. 2 singles to give VCU a 2-1 lead
  • After losing the first set 6-1, sophomore Timo Zgraggen bounced back and swept Francisco Bohorquez to give VCU its third point of the night
  • Sophomore Rayane Stable called match after defeating Uladzimir Dorash in three sets

THE RESULTS

VCU 4, Temple 1

Doubles

1. Alberto Caceres Casas/Mark Wallner (Temple) def. Rayane Stable/Javier Amantegui (VCU) 6-1

2. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Juan Araoz/Eric Biscoveanu (Temple) 6-1

3. Uladzimir Dorash/Paolo Cucalon (Temple) def. Philip Mobius/Inaki Crespo (VCU) 6-4

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles

1. Rayane Stable (VCU) def. Uladzimir Dorash (Temple) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

2. Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Alberto Caceres Casas (Temple) 6-2, 6-4

3. Mark Wallner (Temple) vs. Philip Mobius (VCU) 6-7, 6-4 DNF

4. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Juan Araoz (Temple) 6-3, 6-0

5. Paolo Cucalon (Temple) vs. Javier Amantegui (VCU) 6-2, 6-6 DNF

6. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Francisco Bohorquez (Temple) 1-6, 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish: 4, 2, 6, 1

UP NEXT

VCU is set to travel home and play host to Howard on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.