RAMS FALL TO UTES

Score: Utah 4, VCU 2

Date: March 3, 2018

Location: Norfolk, Va.

Records: VCU 8-4, Utah 15-2

The short story: A day after notching a conference win over Saint Louis, the Rams dropped a neutral-site match against Pac-12 opponent Utah.

OPENING SERVE

  • The Utes grabbed the doubles point with wins on Courts 1 and 3, but junior Philip Mobius evened the score at 1-1 with a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles, beating Slava Shainyan 6-1, 6-2.
  • Junior Javier Amantegui gave VCU a 2-1 lead when he triumphed over Egbert Weverink at No. 3 singles by a score of 7-6 (3), 6-3.
  • Junior Vitor Lima and freshman Inigo Torre Martin forced third sets, but Utah notched wins at No. 1, 5, and 6 singles to clinch the match.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1 – Joe Woolley/Egbert Wevernik (Utah) def. Vitor Lima/Philip Mobius (VCU) 6-2

2 – David Micevski/Randy Cory (Utah) vs. Javier Amantegui/Arvid Noren (VCU) 4-3 DNF

3 – Dan Little/Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) def. Inigo Torre Martin/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) 6-2

Order of Finish: 3,1

Singles

1 – Dan Little (Utah) def. Vitor Lima (VCU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

2 – David Micevski (Utah) vs. Arvid Noren (VCU) 2-6, 6-4, 4-2 DNF

3 – Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Egbert Wevernik (Utah) 7-6 (3), 6-3

4 – Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Slava Shainyan (Utah) 6-1, 6-2

5 – Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (5)

6 – Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) 7-6 (4), 6-4

Order of Finish: 4,3,6,1,5

UP NEXT

The Rams are off for spring break before traveling to Elon, N.C. to take on the Elon Phoenix on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m.

 

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