THE RAMS BEGAN FALL SCHEDULE AT SEAHAWK INVITE

WILMINGTON, N.C. – VCU Men's Tennis competed in the Seahawk Fall Invitational hosted by UNC Wilmington. The tournament was highlighted by Rayane Stable and Inigo Torre Martin finishing their respective singles flights with a 2-1 record each. Stable suffered an opening round loss to Barton (North Florida), but fought his way back defeating Nolan (UNCA) and Talic (Coastal Carolina).

In the Flight B doubles tournament, Zgraggen and Stable displayed a strong relationship finishing 2-1. The duo dropped their semifinal match 6-0 to Copeland/Hussey (UNCW), but bounced back to defeat Herrera Duran/Dugo (Georgia Gwinnett) and take home third place.

Four Rams participated in the Seahawk Invitational finishing with an overall record of 9-9, a singles record of 6-6 and a doubles record of 3-3. VCU was accompanied by UNCW, Coastal Carolina, Florida, Gardner Webb, Georgia Gwinnett, Presbyterian, UNC Asheville, and North Florida. The Rams' will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 19 when they travel to Milwaukee, Wisc. to compete in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.

The Results

Inigo Torre Martin (A Singles) 2-1

First Round – Inigo Torre Martin def. Max Benson (PC) 6-2, 6-4

Quarterfinals – Blaise Bicknell (UF) def. Inigo Torre Martin

Consolation – Inigo Torre Martin def. Austin Hussey (UNCW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Rayane Stable (A Singles) 2-1

First Round – Dominic Barton (UNF) def. Rayane Stable 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (12)

Consolation – Bye

Consolation – Rayane Stable def. Oli Nolan (UNCA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Consolation – Rayane Stable def. Zak Talic (CCU) 6-2, 6-1

Timo Zgraggen (B Singles) 1-2

First Round – Timo Zgraggen def. Grey Cacciatore (UF) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Second Round – Jose Dugo (GGC) def. Timo Zgraggen 6-0, 7-6(1)

Consolation – Michael Copeland (UNCW) def. Timo Zgraggen 6-1, 6-4

Daniel Khin (B Singles) 1-2

First Round – Jorge Nunez (UNF) def. Daniel Khin 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Consolation – Daniel Khin def. Valentino Caratini (GGC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Consolation – Davide Innocenti (UNCW) def. Daniel Khin 6-0, 6-2

Inigo Torre Martin/Daniel Khin (A Doubles) 1-2

First Round – Nolan/Thursfield (UNCA) def. Torre Martin/Khin 6-3

Consolation – Torre Martin/Khin def. Nani/Nunez (UNF) 6-1

Consolation – Talic/Popov (CCU) def. Torre Martin/Khin 6-3 

Timo Zgraggen/ Rayane Stable (B Doubles) 2-1

Quarterfinals – Zgraggen/Stable def. Hyrkkonen/Tanabe (CCU) 6-4

Semifinal – Copeland/Hussey (UNCW) def. Zgraggen/Stable 6-0

Third Place – Zgraggen/Stable def. Herrera Duran/Dugo (GGC) 6-2