Rams Compete in 2016 ITA Regionals

BLACKSBURG, Va.- Senior Daryl Monfils provided a strong individual performance and finished with a 3-1 record in the tournament. Overall, the Rams finished with a combined 10-6 record in singles play.  

Monfils advanced to the Round of 16 but fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Penn State's Constant Bassetiere, ranked 115th by the ITA. 

Philip Mobius and Louis Ishizaka both finished with an overall 2-1 record in singles play. After dropping his first match, Mobius bounced back to win his final two matches in the Consolation Draw. Ishizaka also won his final two matches in consecutive sets.

Vitor Lima, Arvid Noren and Marten Jonsson each finished with a 1-1 singles record.

VCU finished strong in doubles play as well. Overall, the Rams finished with a 5-3 record. Lima and Mobius posted a 3-1 record and would advance to the Quarterfinals. The duo was was eliminated by Virginia Tech's Jai Corbett and Alexandre Ribeiro. 

After winning their first two matches, Ishizaka and Noren battled hard for five sets, but fell 8-7 (5) to Richmond's Jacob Dunbar and Alexandre Felisa. 

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"Overall I was happy with our performance this weekend. I thought we had a few opportunities to go further in the tournament, but we fell short in a few matches. I am seeing a lot of good things from our players, that hopefully will continue on through the spring. I was particularly impressed with Daryl this weekend. Daryl has matured a tremendous amount in the last two years, and he is now stepping up as one of the leaders of this team. We have a few weeks here to get healthy before we have another tournament. I think we have a great chance to see some big improvements in the next month." -- VCU Assistant Coach Houston Barrick

The Rams are back in action Oct. 28-30 at the UNCC Fall Invite in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The Results

Daryl Monfils (3-1)

Monfils def. Andre Fick (SJU), 6-1, 6-4
Monfils def. Henrik Korsgaard (VT), 6-2, 6-2
Monfils def. Christian Cargill (W&M), 6-3, 7-6 (5)                          
Constant Bassetiere (PSU) def. Monfils, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Louis Ishizaka (2-1)
Marc Collado (PSU) def. Ishizaka, 6-2, 6-3
Ishizaka def. August Simonsen (JMU), 6-2, 6-1 
Ishizaka def. Alastair Hurry (Villanova), 6-0, 6-2

Philip Mobius (2-1)
Uladzimir Dorash (Temple) def. Moebius, 6-3, 6-4
Moebius def. Tate Steinour (JMU), 6-1, 6-2 
Moebius def. Noah Sutter (PSU), 6-1, 6-2

Vitor Lima (1-1)
Lima def. Tim Kane (Duquesne), 6-2, 6-2
Artem Kapshuk (Temple) def. Lima, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1)

Arvid Noren (1-1)
Noren def. Paul Mendoza (JMU), 6-4, 6-2
Lars DeBoer (W&M) def. Noren, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Marten Jonsson (1-1)
Jonsson def. Matt Galush (PSU), 7-5, 6-4
Kyle Chalmers (SJU) def. Jonsson, 6-3, 6-4

Ishizaka/Noren (2-1)
Ishizaka/Noren def. Cartledge/Kros (VT), 8-4
Ishizaka/Noren def. Cargill/Niquet (W&M), 8-4
Dunbar/Felisa (Richmond) def. Ishizaka/Noren, 8-7 (5)

Jonsson/Monfils (0-1)
Kijomehovic/Weindl (ODU) def. Jonsson/Monfils, 8-5

Lima/Mobius (3-1)
Lima/Moebius def. Flanagan/Purdy (Villanova), 8-5
Lima/Moebius def. Ayers/Curtis (GMU), 8-5
Lima/Moebius def. Fletcher/Tverijonas (GW), 8-5
Corbett/Ribeiro (VT) def. Lima/Moebius, 8-5

 
 
 
 
 
 
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