RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Men's Tennis competed in the Spider Invitational hosted by the University of Richmond this past weekend. The tournament was highlighted by the victories of sophomore Inigo Torre Martin who came out of the B Singles bracket, sophomore Timo Zgraggen who won the D Singles bracket, and senior Arvid Noren and his partner Inigo Torre Martin who took their B Doubles flight.

Martin swept his flight with a perfect record of 4-0. In the championship match, he defeated VCU's own Ignacio Rivero Crespo with a score of 6-0, 6-3. Crespo earned second place in the B Singles bracket.

Zgraggen also found himself recording a perfect record of 4-0 in the D Singles bracket. He defeated Diogo Marques of ECU in the championship match with a final score of 6-4, 6-4.  

Noren and Martin swept their B Doubles flight with a perfect score of 3-0. They defeated Rozanov/Militzer from Georgetown with a final score of 6-4.

The Rams finished with an overall record of 24-9, with a singles record of 18-6 and a doubles record of 6-3. VCU is back in action on Thursday, Oct. 18 when they travel to Blacksburg, Va. to compete in the ITA Regional Championships.


The Results

Inigo Torre Martin (B Singles) 4-0

First Round – Inigo Torre Martin def. Johnny Wang (Charleston) 6-3, 6-3

Quarterfinals – Inigo Torre Martin def. Raphael Calzi (Campbell) 7-6, 6-0

Semifinal – Inigo Torre Martin def. Vlad Anghel (ECU) 6-1, 6-0

Final – Inigo Torre Martin def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo 6-0, 6-3


Timo Zgraggen (D Singles) 4-0

First Round – Timo Zgraggen def. Bastien Huon (Campbell) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Quarterfinals – Timo Zgraggen def. Gonzalo Adis (JMU) 5-7, 7-6, 7-6

Semifinal – Timo Zgraggen def. Campbell Erwin (UR) 6-4, 6-4

Final – Timo Zgraggen def. Diogo Marques (ECU) 6-4, 6-4


Noren/Martin (B Doubles) 3-0

Quarterfinals – Noren/Martin def. Bautil/Ruo (W&M) 6-4

Semifinal – Noren/Martin def. Magalhaes/Caldwell (Radford) 6-4

Final – Noren/Martin def. Rozanov/Militzer (Georgetown) 7-5


Ignacio Rivero Crespo (B Singles) 3-1

First Round – Ignacio Rivero Crespo def. Gerard Sola (Campbell) 6-3, 6-4

Quarterfinals – Ignacio Rivero Crespo def. Alvaro Arce (JMU) 6-7, 6-0, 6-1

Semifinal – Ignacio Rivero Crespo def. John Walsh (UR) 6-3, 6-1

Final – Inigo Torre Martin def. Ignacio Rivero Crespo 6-0, 6-3


Arvid Noren (A Singles) 2-2

First Round – Arvid Noren def. Oliver Sec (UNCC) 6-0, 6-3

Quarterfinals – Arvid Noren def. Andrew Ton (Navy) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Semifinal – Amadeo Blasco (Longwood) def. Arvid Noren 6-0, 6-2

Third Place – William Woodhall (UVA) def. Arvid Noren default


Javier Amantegui (C Singles) 2-2

First Round – Javier Amantegui def. Matko Varga (Radford) 7-5, 6-3

Quarterfinals – Wisse Jonker (JMU) def. Javier Amantegui 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Consolation – Ted Williams (Campbell) def. Javier Amantegui default

7th Place – Javier Amantegui def. Ondrej Labik (Campbell) 7-3, 6-2


Philip Mobius (C Singles) 3-1

First Round – Philip Mobius def. Peter Lohrbach (Navy) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Quarterfinals – Michiel Meekers (Radford) def. Philip Mobius 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Consolation – Philip Mobius def. Ondrej Labik (Campbell) 7-5, 6-1

5th Place – Philip Mobius def. Ted Williams (Campbell) 1-6, 6-2, 10-4


Mobius/Amantegui (A Doubles) 2-1

Quarterfinals – Mobius/Amantegui def. Blasco/Sergio (Longwood) 6-4

Semifinal – Ton/Dabek (Navy) def. Mobius/Amantegui 6-2

3rd Place – Mobius/Amantegui def. Werner/Calzi (Campbell) 6-4


Zgraggen/Crespo (D Doubles) 1-2

Quarterfinals – Labik/Huon (Campbell) def Zgraggen/Crespo 6-3

Consolation – Mittleman/Perelaman (ODU) def Zgraggen/Crespo 7-6

7th Place – Zgraggen/Crespo def. Meekers/Varga (Radford) default