RICHMOND, Va. – There is an excess of
snow shovels around the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University
after two very unusual weeks of wintery precipitation in the Metro
The Rams men's tennis teams needed brooms on Friday afternoon at Thalhimer Tennis Center, where they swept their way past the Owls of Temple University in a 7-0 victory.
"It was good to get our guys back out on the courts against solid competition," Head Coach Paul Kostin said. "We're still a very young team, so we still have a lot of room to grow and get better."
Veterans Thibaut Charron (Sens, France) and Tim Johannsen (Hohenlockstedt, Germany) got things started with a 8-4 win at first doubles. The freshmen duo of Krisztin Krocsko (Budapest, Hungary) and Camil Salomon (Limoges, France) then locked down the doubles points with an 8-3 win.
All four players picked up straight set wins, along with sophomore Filip Svensson (Angelholm, Sweden) and freshman Max Wennakoski (Helsinski, Finland), who had straight set wins at #4 and #5 singles.
Johannsen, Svennson and Salomon all remained undefeated in dual matches this spring.
The Rams return to the courts on Sunday morning in an 11 a.m. match-up against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.
VCU 7, Temple 0
1. Thibaut Charron def. Filip Rams (TU), 6-3, 6-3
2. Krisztin Krocsko def. Stekolshikov (TU), 6-0, 6-1
3. Tim Johannsen def. Dmitry Vizhunov (TU), 6-3, 6-2
4. Filip Svensson def. Mansur Gishkaev (TU), 6-2, 6-1
5. Max Wennakoski def. Kacper Rams (TU), 6-3, 6-3
6. Camill Salomon def. Andrey Morozov (TU), 6-2, 6-4
1. Charron/Johannsen def. Rams/Rams (TU), 8-4
2. Krocsko/Salomon def. King-Morozov (TU), 8-3
3. Gishkaev/Vizhunov def. Svensson/Williams, 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,5,4,1,3,6)
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April 18, 2010 RAMS CAPTURE 12TH CAA TITLE WITH 4-1 WIN OVER WILLIAM & MARY
April 11, 2010 RAMS WRAP UP 2010 SEASON WITH 6-1 WIN OVER SOUTH ALABAMA
April 7, 2010 RAMS TOPPLED BY #23 VIRGINIA TECH, 5-2
April 4, 2010 RAMS FALL AT 14TH-RANKED LOUISVILLE, 5-1
March 27, 2010 RAMS EXACT REVENGE WITH 4-3 WIN OVER UNC WILMINGTON
March 24, 2010 CHARRON SHINES, BUT RAMS FALL TO TOP-RANKED VIRGINIA
March 19, 2010 RAMS FALL TO #17 OKLAHOMA, 4-1, AT BLUE/GRAY CLASSIC
March 11, 2010 RAMS GET BACK ON TRACK WITH 5-2 WIN OVER SMU
February 28, 2010 RAMS DROP ANOTHER CLOSE ONE, 4-3, TO #22 NORTH CAROLINA
February 24, 2010 RAMS GET BACK ON TRACK WITH 5-2 WIN OVER MONARCHS
February 21, 2010 BLACK & GOLD FALL TO #21 DUKE, 6-1
February 17, 2010 RAMS DROP ANOTHER CLOSE MATCH, FALL TO WILLIAM & MARY, 4-3
February 14, 2010 RAMS BATTLE #15 WAKE FOREST HARD, BUT FALL 4-3
February 12, 2010 RAMS SWEEP THEIR WAY PAST TEMPLE, 7-0
January 30, 2010 RAMS FALL TO #43 SOUTH CAROLINA, DEFEAT UTAH AT ITA KICKOFF WEEKEND
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