VCU FALLS TO RAGIN' CAJUNS

Score: Louisiana 4, VCU 3

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Date: Feb. 13, 2018

Records: VCU 6-1, Louisiana 7-5

The short story: The Rams dropped their first dual match of the season, losing a tight 4-3 contest against Louisiana.

OPENING SERVE

  • After dropping the doubles point and No. 1 singles, the Rams quickly rallied to tie the match at 2-2.
  • Junior Arvid Noren won his sixth straight singles match, topping Jamie Fraser at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-0.
  • Junior Vitor Lima powered his way to a straight-set win over Vlad Kramarov at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Freshman Inigo Torre Martin dominated the second set of his No. 6 singles match against Pierce Gilheany, winning 7-5, 6-0 and tying the match at 3-3.
  • Sophomore Ignacio Rivero Crespo battled at No. 5 singles, but ultimately fell to Elio Lago 6-3, 6-4 as the Ragin' Cajuns clinched the match.

THE RESULTS

Doubles
1- Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Vlad Kramarov/Elio Lago (LA)  2-4
2- Pearse Dolan/Pierce Gilheany (LA) def. Javier Amantegui/Arvid Noren (VCU)  6-3
3- Jamie Fraser/Arthur Libaud (LA) def. Timo Zgraggen/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU)  6-4

Order of finish: 2, 3

Singles
1- Arthur Libaud (LA) def. Javier Amantegui (VCU)  6-1, 6-2
2- Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Vlad Kramarov (LA)  6-3, 6-4
3- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Jamie Fraser (LA)  6-3, 6-0
4- Pearse Dolan (LA) def. Timo Zgraggen (VCU)  6-4, 3-6, 6-0
5- Elio Lago (LA) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU)  6-3, 6-4
6- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Pierce Gilheany (LA)  7-5, 6-0
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5

UP NEXT

VCU returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 17 when it hosts N.C. State at Thalhimer Tennis Center. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.