WENNAKOSKI, YOUNGSTERS SHINE DURING RAMS’ BUSY FALL WEEKEND

The Basics

Location: Tulsa, Okla. and Charlottesville, Va.
The Story: With players at two different tournaments in two different states, the VCU Men's Tennis team was busy handling their business this past weekend. At the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, senior Max Wennakoski reached the round of 32 en route to a 4-1 mark. His only loss came to the eventual champion, Alex Domijian of UVA. At the UVA Fall Invitational tournament, freshman Michael Voscek and sophomore Claes Gorensson each ran off 4-0 records in route to winning their respective flights.  

The Results

Junior Alexis Heugas – ITA All-American Championships (3-2)

  • Heugas d. Amogh Prabhakar (Wake Forest), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
  • Heugas d. Thorsten Bertsch (San Diego St.), 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • Heugas d. James McKie (Drake), 6-3, 6-2
  • #7 Raymond Sarmineto (USC) d. Heugas, 7-6 (4), 6-2
  • Chris Simpson (LSU) d. Heugas, 6-3, 6-1

Senior Max Wennakoski – ITA All-American Championships (4-1)

  • Wennakoski d. Robin Cambler (Oregon), 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Wennakoski d. Jeremy Efferding (Texas A&M), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
  • Wennakoski d. Benjamin Lock (Florida St.), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Wennakoski d. Andrew Bettles (Boise St.), 6-1, 6-4
  • #6 Alex Domijian (UVA) d. Wennakoski, 7-5, 6-1

Freshman Dylan McCloskey – UVA Singles Flight B (2-2)

  • Sam Bloom (Wake Forest) d. McCloskey, 6-4, 6-3
  • McCloskey d. Dillon Segur (Liberty), 6-3, 6-2
  • McCloskey d. Ben Hoogland (W&M), 0-1, ret.
  • Ulrik Thomsen (GW) d. McCloskey, 6-4, 6-2

Freshman Michael Voscek – UVA Singles Flight C (4-0)

  • Voscek d. Jorge Azuero (Liberty), 6-3, 6-2
  • Voscek d. Marko Lovrinovic (VT), 6-4, 6-1
  • Voscek d. Justin Shane (UVA), 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4
  • Voscek d. Roger Ordeig (ETSU), 6-2, 6-3

Sophomore Claes Gorensson – UVA Singles Flight D (4-0)

  • Gorensson d. Hunter Koontz (VT), 7-5, 6-2
  • Gorensson d. Hunter Whalen (Coastal Carolina), 6-2, 6-1
  • Gorensson d. Ryan Pool (JMU), 6-4, 6-2
  • Gorensson d. Jesus Bandres (ETSU), 5-7, 6-3, 10-4

Freshman Francis Pare – UVA Singles Flight F (1-2)

  • Pare d. Kevin Kovacs (GW), 6-2, 6-1
  • Mitchell Polnet (UVA) d. Pare, 6-2, 6-1
  • Juan Ramirez (ETSU) d. Pare, 7-5, 6-2

Voscek/Gorensson – UVA Doubles Flight C (1-2)

  • Voscek/Gorensson d. Ghriskey/Faiman (Coll. of Charleston), 9-8 (4)
  • Banks/Chaffee (W&M) d. Voscek/Gorensson, 8-6
  • Varon/Ramirez (ETSU) d. Voscek/Gorensson, 8-6

McCloskey/Pare – UVA Doubles Flight F (2-1)

  • Guthrie/Huang (W&M) d. McCloskey/Pare, 8-2
  • McCloskey/Pare d. Barry/Griffin (Penn St.), 8-5
  • McCloskey/Pare d. Park/Tash (Morgan St.), 8-4

Up Next

The Rams head back to Charlottesville in two weeks when they do battle in the ITA Regional Tournament beginning on Thursday, Oct. 18.  

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