RAMS SWEEP DUKES ON WAY TO A-10 SEMIFINALS

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals

Score: No. 1 VCU 4, No. 8 Duquesne 0

Location: Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus)

Records: VCU (14-9), Duquesne (13-11)

The short story: No. 1 seed VCU swept No. 8 seed Duquesne in the A-10 Quarterfinals as Inigo Torre Martin clinched the Ram's berth in the A-10 semifinals with a 6-0, 6-3 singles win.

OPENING SERVE

  • The Rams won the 5, 6 and 3 singles courts on their way to the win.
  • Martin and Arvid Noren defeated Jared Isaacs and Alex Mascioli of Duquense in a dominant 6-1 doubles win.
  • Inaki Rivero Crespo and Philip Mobius sealed the doubles point for VCU with a 6-4 win over Dane Bendel and Alejandro Rodrigquez-Vidal.
  • In singles, Crespo started things off for the Rams with a 6-0, 6-1 performance in the No. 5 singles match and defeated Isaacs.
  • Timo Zgraggen defeated Joey Matthews 6-2, 6-0 to earn VCU's second point.
  • The win was sealed by Martin's decisive 6-0, 6-3 win in the No. 3 singles match.

THE RESULTS

No. 1 VCU 4, No. 8 Duquesne 0

DOUBLES

1. Inigo Torre Martin/Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Jared Isaacs/Alex Mascioli (DUQ) 6-1

2. Chris Corrao/Joey Matthews (DUQ) vs. Javier Amantegui/Rayane Stable (VCU) 6-5, DNF

3. Inaki Rivero Crespo/Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Dane Bendel/Alejandro Rodriguez-Vidal (DUQ) 6-4 Order of Finish: 1, 3

SINGLES

1. Chris Corrao (DUQ) vs. Rayane Stable (VCU) 6-4, 2-5, DNF

2. Philip Mobius (VCU) vs. Alejandro Rodriguez-Vidal (DUQ) 6-1, 3-5, DNF

3. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) def. Alex Mascioli (DUQ) 6-0, 6-3

4. Javier Amantegui (VCU) vs. Drew Akins (DUQ) 7-6(6), DNF

5. Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Jared Isaacs (DUQ) 6-0, 6-1

6. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Joey Matthews (DUQ) 6-2, 6-0

Order of Finish: 5, 6, 3

UP NEXT

VCU will face No. 4 seed Dayton on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. in the Atlantic 10 Semifinals.