Score: Virginia 4, VCU 0 (NCAA Tournament First Round)
Date: May 11, 2018
Location: Queens, N.Y. (Billie Jean King Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 16-10, Virginia 14-12
The short story: VCU men's tennis closed its season with a 4-0 loss to Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Rams' second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
- Sophomore Javier Amantegui and junior Vitor Lima were locked in a 4-4 battle at No. 1 doubles when Virginia clinched the first point of the match with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
- The Cavaliers secured the victory with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles.
- Amantegui started his No. 3 singles match strong with a 6-2 first-set victory over Gianni Ross, but the match went unfinished when Virginia claimed the win.
3 – Amar Alhaqbani/Spencer Bozsik (UVA) def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,2
1 – Carl Soderlund (UVA) def. Arivd Noren (VCU) 6-2, 6-1
2 – Aswin Lizen (UVA) def. Vitor Lima (VCU) 6-3, 6-0
3 – Javier Amantegui (VCU) vs. Gianni Ross (UVA) 6-2, 4-5
4 – Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Kyrylo Tsygura (UVA) 0-6, 5-6
5 – Matthew Lord (UVA) def. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) 6-3, 6-4
6 – Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) vs. Amar Alhaqbani (UVA) 4-6, 2-5
Order of Finish: 2,5,1
Although the Rams' season ends with the loss, VCU finishes 2018 with a 16-10 record and a second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship, having not dropped a match to A-10 opponents all year.