Score: Elon 6, VCU 1
Date: March 17, 2018
Location: Elon, N.C. (Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 8-5, Elon 9-5
The short story: Freshman Inigo Torre Martin won his 12th singles match of the year, but VCU opened the outdoor season with a 6-1 loss at Elon.
- The Phoenix jumped out to a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point with victories on courts 1 and 2.
- Elon extended their lead to 3-0 with straight-set victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
- Torre Martin led the rally at the bottom of the lineup with a 6-0, 7-6 victory over Camilo Ponce at No. 5 singles. The Bilbao, Spain product is second on the team in singles wins this season with 12.
- Juniors Arvid Noren and Philip Mobius and sophomore Igancio Rivero Crespo all battled to force third sets, but ultimately fell on No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
3. Camilo Ponce/Taylor Foote (ELON) vs. Inigo Torre Martin/Ignaki Rivero Crespo (VCUM) 5-3, unfinished
Order of finish: 1,2
1. Felipe Sarrasague (ELON) def. Vitor Lima (VCUM) 6-0, 6-2
2. Mario Paccini (ELON) def. Javier Amantegui (VCUM) 7-5, 6-0
3. Kyle Frankel (ELON) def. Arvid Noren (VCUM) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
4. Salvador Mijares (ELON) def. Philip Mobius (VCUM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Inigo Torre Martin (VCUM) def. Camilo Ponce (ELON) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Ignaki Rivero Crespo (VCUM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Order of finish: 1,2,5,3,4,6
VCU travels to Houston, Texas for three matches at the 60th annual Texas Tamale Company Rice Invitational, starting with a 9 a.m. contest against Rice on March 24.