RAMS REACH BLUE-GREY FINALS WITH 4-2 DEFEAT OF TEXAS TECH

The Basics

  • Score: #37 VCU 4, #55 Texas Tech 2
  • Records: VCU (10-4), Texas Tech (5-4)
  • Tournament: Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic
  • Location: Montgomery, Ala. – Lagoon Park
  • The Short Story: For the second straight day, the VCU men's tennis team took down a top-60 team, this time the Rams toppled Texas Tech, 4-2, to advance to the finals of the Blue-Gray Tournament. Sophomore Michal Voscek came up with the crucial win, defeating Francisco Zambon in three sets at the third singles spot to lock up the victory for the Black & Gold.
How It Happened
  • The Rams jumped out to a 1-0 lead with decisive wins at #1 and #3 doubles.
  • Freshman Wilder Pimentel quickly pushed VCU's lead to 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-5 win at the sixth singles spot.
  • Senior Alexis Heugas brought the Black & Gold within one point of victory with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Felipe Soares at the top singles position.
  • Texas Tech responded with wins at #2 and #4 singles to make it 3-2.
  • Voscek followed by finishing off the Red Raiders with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at #3 singles.
VCU 4, Texas Tech 2
Singles
1) #73 Alexis Heugas (VCU) def. Felipe Soares (TT), 6-4, 6-3
2) #101 Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Nick Jones (VCU), 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
3) Michal Voscek (VCU) def. Francisco Zambon (TT), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
4) Johan Willems (TT) def. #66 Alejandro Argente (TT), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
5) Jean-Baptiste Mateo (VCU) vs. Maxime Hinnisdaels (TT), 3-6, 6-2, 4-3 DNF
6) Wilder Pimentel (VCU) def. Andre Napolitano (TT), 6-3, 6-5

Doubles
1) Heugas/Jones (VCU) def. Dojas/Hinnisdaels (TT), 6-1
2) Voscek/Pimentel (VCU) vs. Soares/Willems (TT), DNF
3) Argente/Mateo (VCU) def. DiLaura/Zambon (TT), 6-3 

Up Next

  • The Rams face off against #41 Boise State in the finals on Sunday. The Broncos are the reigning champions of the Blue-Gray Tournament. First serve in Montgomery, Ala. is set for 12 p.m.
 
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