April 16, 2010

RAMS MOVE INTO CAA SEMIFINALS WITH 4-0 OF SEVENTH-SEEDED DELAWARE

NORFOLK, Va. – Sophomore Filip Svensson (Angelholm, Sweden) and freshman Krisztian Kroscko (Budapest, Hungary) sparked the Virginia Commonwealth University men's tennis team to an easy 4-0 win over seventh-seeded Delaware in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship on Friday.

Krocsko teamed with CAA Player of the Year Thibaut Charron (Sens, France) to pick up an 8-5 win at #1 doubles, while Svensson and freshman Max Wennakoski (Helsinki, Finland) secured the doubles point for the Black & Gold with an 8-3 victory at #3 doubles.

Junior Tim Johanssen (Hohenlockstedt, Germany) made quick work of Delaware's Gokay Celik at #2 singles, 6-1, 6-1 to push VCU to a 2-0 lead.

Enter Svensson and Krocsko, who each picked straight sets at #6 and #3 respectively, to lock down the win and help the Rams advance to face third-seeded UNC Wilmington at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.

#2 VCU 4, #7 Delaware 0

Singles
#1 Thibaut Charron (VCU) vs. Austin Longacre (UD), 4-6, 4-1 - DNF
#2 Tim Johannsen (VCU) d. Gokay Celik (UD), 6-1, 6-1
#3 Krisztian Krocsko (VCU) d. Courtney Scott (UD), 6-0, 6-3
#4 Max Wennakoski (VCU) vs. Chris Hincker (UD), 4-6, 0-0 - DNF
#5 Camill Salomon (VCU) vs. Andre Vorobyov (UD), 4-6, 4-2 - DNF
#6 Filip Svensson (VCU) d. Sam Barrer (UD), 6-2, 6-0
Singles Order of Finish: 2, 6, 3

Doubles
#1 Charron/Krocsko (VCU) d. Longacre/Vorobyov (UD), 8-5
#2 Johannsen/Salomon (VCU) vs. Scott/Hincker (UD), 5-4 - DNF
#3 Wennakoski/Svensson (VCU) d. Celik/Barrer (UD), 8-3
Doubles Order of Finish: 3, 1

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