September 19, 2011

RAMS OPEN FALL SLATE AT UNCW COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The VCU men's tennis squad opened its fall schedule over the weekend at the annual UNC Wilmington Collegiate Invitational.

Third-seeded sophomore Alexis Heugas (Flight A) and top-seed junior Jaime Vazquez Catoira [pictured] (Flight B) rolled through their respective singles brackets with perfect 4-0 marks.  Sophomore Alejandro Argente also went 2-1 in singles action.

The duo of Argente and Vazquez Catoira (Flight A) went 3-1 in doubles play with their only blemish coming against No. 3 seed Idan Mark and Joe Young of Tulane.  Fourth-seeded Huegas/junior Camill Salomon won their first two in the Flight A doubles bracket before falling to UNCW's Chris Cooprider and Kosta Blank in the semifinals.

VCU is back in action Oct. 7-9 at the Hampton Roads Invitational in Newport News, Va.

Alexis Heugas
W, Adrien Rossignon (Campbell) 6-3, 6-1
W, Joe Young (Tulane) 6-4, 6-0
W, Rafael Aita (UNCW) 7-6 (7), 6-3
W, Yusuke Kusuda (CCU) 6-0, 6-3

Camill Salomon
L, #1 Idan Mark (Tulane) 7-6, 6-3
L, Alex Calott (UNCC) 6-2, 5-7, 10-7
W, Ben Barnette (USC) 6-0, 3-6, 14-12

Jaime Vazquez
W, Josep Baro (Campbell) 6-1, 6-3
W, Adam Bernstein (Tulane) 6-0, 6-1
W, #4 Shaye Wili (Tulane) 7-5, 6-2
W, Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) 7-5, 6-4

Alejandro Argente
W, Anthony Davidson (UNCC) 6-3, 6-1
W, Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) 6-3, 6-3
L, Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) 6-3, 6-2

Huegas/Salomon
W, Di Pasquale/Barr (CCU) 8-3
W, Anderson/Banks (W&M) 8-3
L, Cooprider/Blank (UNCW) 8-3

Argente/Vazquez Catoira
L, Mark/Young (Tulane) 9-7
W, Guillen/Clavera (Campbell) 8-1
W, Kusuda/Christofides (CCU) def
W, Baro/Rossignon (Campbell) 8-3

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