WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – VCU Men's Tennis made the short drive over the weekend to William & Mary to participate in their final tournament of the fall season. The weekend was highlighted by Rayane Stable and Lleyton Cronje each going 2-1 in their respective singles flights.
Stable began the weekend on a high note with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over Jason Hildebrandt of Penn. After a setback on Saturday, Stable regrouped to finish the fall season by conquering John Walsh of Richmond 6-3, 6-2.
Freshman Lleyton Cronje ended his first fall season in promising fashion. The rookie defeated Edoardo Graziani of Penn 7-5, 6-4 on Friday before dropping a close match with Joseph Brailovsky of William & Mary 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 on Saturday. The Pretoria, South Africa native was resilient as he bounced back on Sunday to defeat Finn Garner of Navy 6-1, 6-1.
The Rams will now turn their attention to preparing for the spring season which begins on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Baton Rouge, L.A.
Rayane Stable [Singles Flight] 2-1
Friday – Rayane Stable def. Jason Hildebrandt (PENN) 6-2, 6-2
Saturday – Sebastian Quiros (W&M) def. Rayane Stable 6-3, 7-6
Sunday – Rayane Stable def. John Walsh (RICHMOND) 6-3, 6-2
Lleyton Cronje [Singles Flight] 2-1
Friday – Lleyton Cronje def. Edoardo Graziani (PENN) 7-5, 6-4
Saturday – Joseph Brailovsky (W&M) def. Lleyton Cronje 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
Sunday – Lleyton Cronje def. Finn Garner (NAVY) 6-1, 6-1
Timo Zgraggen [Singles Flight] 1-2
Friday – Noah Makarome (PENN) def. Timo Zgraggen 6-2, 6-4
Saturday – Timo Zgraggen def. Peter Lohrbach (NAVY) 6-2, 6-3
Sunday – Romesh Kahatapitiya (NAVY) def. Timo Zgraggen 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Daniel Khin [Singles Flight] 1-2
Friday– Max Cancilla (PENN) def. Daniel Khin 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Saturday – Finbar Talcott (W&M) def. Daniel Khin 6-3, 6-3
Sunday – Daniel Khin def. Jake Fishkin (NAVY) 6-4, 6-2
Friday – Graziani/Hildebrandt (PENN) def. Khin/Cronje 8-5
Makarome/Cancilla (PENN) def. Stable/Zgraggen 8-5
Saturday – Khin/Stable def. Volk/Davis (W&M) 8-7
Saturday – Brailovsky/Talcott (W&M) def. Cronje/Zgraggen 8-6