Tennis allows comeback in loss to Blue Raiders

Senior Arvid Noren won both of his doubles matches with sophomore Inigo Torre Martin in the two matches over the weekend. Photo by Jon Mirador

Nile McNair, Contributing Writer


Men’s Tennis defeated George Washington 6-1 Sunday afternoon in Foggy Bottom.

Starting off, VCU dominated the Colonials in doubles. Senior Arvid Noren and sophomore Inigo Torre Martin took care of business, winning their doubles match with a final score of 6-2.

Then, teammates senior Philip Mobius and junior Inaki Rivero Crespo did the same by winning their doubles match in a competitive 6-4 set.

Winning ways for the Rams continued moving into the six singles matches, as the Black and Gold took five.

Some notable performance came from the Rams’ sophomore Timo Zgraggen and freshman Rayane Stable. Both made quick work of their opponents, finishing their singles matches in only two sets.

Stable won his match 6-2, 6-1. Meanwhile, Zgraggen won 6-3 in the first set and 6-2 in the second.


Men’s Tennis fell to Middle Tennessee State 4-3 — the contest came down to the final singles match March 22.

Starting with doubles action, Noren and Torre Martin dominated their match, 6-0.

The last of the three doubles matches determined which team won the series of doubles matches. Junior Javier Amantegui and Stable secured the win for VCU, entering singles matches with a 2-1 lead over Middle Tennessee.

In singles, Middle Tennessee quickly gained ground and tied up the contest at 3-3. Singles victories from Chris Edge and Pavel Moti aided the Blue Raiders’ comeback.

With the tie, the singles matchup of the Rams’ Mobius and Middle Tennessee’s Tom Moonen decided which team walked away with victory.

After an intense three-set match, Moonen and Middle Tennessee claimed victory over the Rams, with a final score of 4-3.

“Disappointed, we just lost 4-3,” coach Anthony Rossi said after. “But we have to just get back to work tomorrow and try to do better on Sunday [against George Washington].”

Next, the Rams will face Virginia Tech March 27 at 2 p.m. for their final home game of the season.

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