RAMS STORM BACK AFTER BEING DOWN 3-0 TO DEFEAT FGCU

Score: VCU 4, Florida Gulf Coast 3

Location: Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Tennis Complex)

Records: VCU 10-5, FGCU 3-6

The short story: After being down 3-0, VCU stormed back powered by strong singles play to defeat FGCU.

OPENING SERVE

  • Arvid Noren and Inigo Torre Martin teamed up in No. 2 doubles and took down FGCU's Juan Montes and Feliksas Sakalauskas to give VCU its only doubles victory of the match
  • Philip Mobius kept VCU's hopes alive when he took down Escobar in three sets which gave VCU its first point of the match
  • Martin kept the momentum swinging in the Rams' favor when he defeated Sakalauskas in three sets
  • In No. 1 singles, Noren tied the match at 3-3 when he took down Juan Montes in three sets
  • Inaki Rivero Crespo completed the comeback for the Rams when he defeated Javier Fernandez in three sets

THE RESULTS

VCU 4, FGCU 3 

Doubles 

1. Felipe Escobar/Mateo Ruiz (FGCU) def. Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable (VCU) 6-3

2. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas/Juan Montes (FGCU) 6-2

3. Marcelo Tebet/Felipe Ramirez (FGCU) def. Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles

1. Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Juan Montes (FGCU) 4-6, 7-6, 6-3

2. Felipe Ramirez (FGCU) def. Rayane Stable (VCU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

3. Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Felipe Escobar (FGCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

4. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (FGCU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

5. Marcelo Tebit (FGCU) def. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) 6-0, 0-6, 7-5

6. Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Javier Fernandez (FGCU) 7-6, 5-7, 6-1

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

UP NEXT

VCU will return to action on Sunday, March 10 to face off against FAU in the last match of the four-match road stint at 11 a.m.