ORLANDO, Fla. – Junior Marc Dobias (Lausanne, Switzerland) sophomore Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.) finished perfect for the tournament, winning their third matches in two days, to lead Virginia Commonwealth University to a 4-2 win over Villanova Tuesday in the third round of The Match Play at Reunion Resort.
Dobias and Khara paved the way for the Rams again Tuesday, as they had the previous day. Dobias knocked off the Wildcats' Michael Kania 2UP, while Khara defeated Derek Jones 3 and 2.
The Rams also received victories from sophomore Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.), who topped Brian Colbert 3 and 2, as well as senior Matt Smith (Lancaster, Pa.), who bested Bret McGaughey 4 and 3.
VCU returns to action Feb. 26-27, when it heads to Wilmington, N.C. for the Seahawk Intercollegiate.
THE MATCH PLAY
Reunion Resort (Orlando, Fla.)
VCU 4, Villanova 2 (Third Round)
1-Marc Dobias (VCU) def. Michael Kania, 2UP
2-Matt Ball Jr. (VCU) def. Brian Colbert, 3 and 2
3-Rocky Khara (VCU) def. Derek Jones, 3 and 2
4-Matt Smith (VCU) def. Bret McGaughey, 4 and 3
5-Robby Meador (Villanova) def. Adrian Parada, 5 and 4
6-Vince Boyle (Villanova) def. Simon Taylor, 3 and 2