VCU, Dayton Advance to Championship Final
ORLANDO, Fla. – No. 1 VCU was victorious over No. 5 Richmond 4-1 in Saturday’s semifinal match at the USTA National Campus. With the win, the Rams will face No. 3 Dayton Sunday at 10:00 am, at the A-10 Men’s Tennis Championship.
Philip Mobius and Ignacio Rivero Crespo struck first for the Rams with their 6-3 victory over Matthew Fernandez and George Lovitt on the No. 3 court. Inigo Torre Martin and Arvid Noren followed their teammate’s victory with a win of their own on the No. 2 doubles court with a 6-1 win over Brice Polender and Klein Evans.
Rivero Crespo followed his doubles victory with a win in No. 6 singles when he defeated Joseph Nardini, 6-2, 6-0. James Aronson got the Spiders on the board when he was victorious over Mobius, 6-2, 6-3. Vitor Lima responded for VCU on the No. 2 singles court, defeating Fernandez, 6-2, 6-3. Clinching the match for the Rams was Noren, who dispatched Caleb Troy on the No. 1 court, 6-2, 6-4.
#1 VCU def. #5 Richmond, 4-1
- Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Caleb Troy (UR), 6-2, 6-4
- Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Matthew Fernandez (UR), 6-2, 6-3
- James Aronson (UR) def. Philip Mobius (VCU), 6-1, 6-2
- Klein Evans (UR) vs. Javier Amantegui (VCU), 6-4, 5-3, DNF
- Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. George Lovitt (UR), 7-6(6), 2-2, DNF
- Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Joseph Nardini (UR), 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 2, 1
- Vitor Lima/Javier Amantegui (VCU) vs. Caleb Troy/James Aronson (UR), 5-4, DNF
- Inigo Torre Martin/Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Brice Polender/Klein Evans (UR), 6-1
- Philip Mobius/Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Matthew Fernandez/George Lovitt (UR), 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2
ORLANDO, Fla.—Third-seeded Dayton advanced to Sunday's Championship with a 4-3 win over No. 2 Davidson at the USTA National Campus on Saturday.
All three doubles matchups were tightly contested, with two matches being decided in tiebreakers. Jordan Benjamin and Theo
Parikh evened the score with his No. 6 singles
Dayton advances to Sunday’s Championship final, where they’ll play No. 1 seed VCU. Tomorrow’s championship game will be played at 10:00 am and be streamed on the USTA YouTube channel.
#3 Dayton def. #2 Davidson, 4-3
- Jordan Benjamin (UD) def. Artem Khrapko (DAV) 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1
- Shamael Chaudhry (DAV) def. Carsten Fisher (UD) 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4
- Zach Berry (UD) def. Axel Fries (DAV) 6-3, 6-4
- David Hager (DAV) def. Theo Jener (UD) 6-4, 6-4
- Steven Karl (UD) def. Jack Riazzi (DAV) 6-4, 6-4
- Yash Parikh (DAV) def. Lorenzo Rollhauser (UD) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1
- Artem Khrapko/Axel Fries (DAV) def. Carsten Fisher/Zach Berry (UD) 7-6(2)
- Jordan Benjamin/Theo Jener (UD) def. David Hager/Shamael Chaudhry (DAV) 7-5
- Lorenzo Rollhauser/Steven Karl (UD) def. Jack Riazzi/Yash Parikh (DAV) 7-6(8)
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3