MEN'S TENNIS SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER TO OPEN UP 2019 SPRING SEASON

Score: VCU 6, Drexel 0 | VCU 4, Campbell 1

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 2-0, Drexel 0-2, Campbell 1-1

The short story: The Rams swept the doubleheader against Drexel and Campbell to kick off the 2019 spring season.

OPENING SERVE

  • The combination of senior Philip Mobius and sophomore Inigo Torre Martin defeated Drexel's Xandy Hammitt and Sanil Jagtiani in No. 2 doubles to win VCU the doubles point.
  • Junior Javier Amantegui scored the first singles point for VCU after cruising by Gustav Wogen of Drexel by a score of 6-1, 6-2.
  • Freshman Stefan Petrovic performed well in his first career match for VCU and extended the Rams lead to 3-0 after defeating Alvaro Chamorro of Drexel in the No. 1 singles.
  • Mobius and Inaki Crespo joined forces in the No. 3 doubles match to score the first point for VCU by sweeping Campbell's Gerard Sola and Louis Monterosso by a score of 6-0.
  • Senior Arvid Noren came back strong against Campbell's Raphael Calzi in three sets to win VCU the match after losing the first set with a score of 2-6, winning the last two sets with a score of 6-1 each.

THE RESULTS

VCU 6, Drexel 0

Doubles

1- Sinan Orhon/Djordje Janackovic (DU) def. Javier Amantegui/Philip Mobius (VCU) 6-3

2- Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Xandy Hammitt/Sanil Jagtiani (DU) 7-6(7)

3- Inaki Rivero Crespo/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Alvaro Cruz Chamorro/Juan Manuel Sanchez (DU) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles - 1, 3, 2

Singles

1- Stefan Petrovic (VCU) def. Alvaro Cruz Chamorro (DU) 6-3, 7-5

2- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Sinan Orhon (DU) 6-2, 6-4

3- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Sanil Jagtiani (DU) 7-5, 7-5

4- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Gustav Wogen (DU) 6-1, 6-2

5- Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Xandy Hammitt (DU) 6-4, 6-2

6- Timo Zgraggen (VCU) vs. Youssef Lahou (DU) 6-5 DNF

Order of finish: 4, 1, 5, 2, 3

VCU 4 Campbell 1     

Doubles

1- Stefan Petrovic/Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Dustin Werner/Raphael Calzi (CU) 6-4

2- Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Bastien Huon/Ondrej Labik (CU) 6-4

3- Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Gerard Sola/Louis Monterosso (CU) 6-0

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles

1- Dustin Werner (CU) def. Stefan Petrovic (VCU) 7-5, 6-4

2- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Raphael Calzi (CU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

3- Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Bastien Huon (CU) 6-3, 4-6, 3-2 DNF

4- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Gerard Sola (CU) 6-4, 6-0

5- Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Aaron Cabo (CU) 6-1, 6-3

6- Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) vs. Ted Williams (CU) 2-4 DNF

Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 2

HEAD COACH ANTHONY ROSSI
"The guys started well today. We hadn't played matches in a while and it was positive seeing them compete and get better match after match. It wasn't our best tennis but definitely a step forward."

UP NEXT
VCU will remain at home to face off against Georgetown on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Thalhimer Tennis Center.