VCU, Richmond Earn #A10MTEN Honors
Martin, a Bilbao, Spain, native played a vital role in the Rams' 2-1 record this past week against JMU, MTSU, and George Washington. He went undefeated in both singles and doubles play, racking up a 6-0 record for the week. Against JMU he and his doubles partner, Arvid Noren, helped guide VCU to earn the doubles point before defeating his No. 4 singles opponent in two sets, 6-3, 6-0. Against MTSU, the sophomore and Noren swept their opponents at the top doubles flight, 6-0, sealing the opening point for VCU. He also defeated his opponent in No. 4 singles in two sets (7-6(6) 6-4). Against GW at No. 2 doubles, he and Noren picked up their third victory of the week, 6-2 while in singles play, Martin defeated his opponent in two sets, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.
Facing conference foe, Davidson, with the match tied at 3-3, Erwin forced a winner-take-all third set against Thomas Mason after winning in the second set 7-5. In the third set, the freshman from San Antonio, Texas, saved multiple break points after being down 40-0 to storm ahead 6-5, before breaking serve to clinch the Richmond victory, finishing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 at No. 6 singles. Erwin also teamed up with Klein Evans to win at No. 2 doubles, 6-3.
Rams' teammate Stable also went undefeated last week. Against JMU, he paired with Inaki Rivero Crespo for a 7-5 victory at No. 3 doubles to seal the doubles point for VCU. At No. 2 singles play, the Mouans Sartoux, France, product defeated his opponent in two sets, outscoring him 12-5. Facing the Blue Raiders, Stable then paired with Javier Amantegui at No. 2 doubles to earn a 6-4 victory for the Rams before taking down his opponent in two sets, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Finally, against conference foe GW, he took down his opponent in No. 3 singles in two sets, 6-2, 6-1.
Owens went 4-0 in singles and doubles matches last week, including two match clinchers against GW and Georgetown. In the deciding match against the Colonials, it came down to No. 4 singles as Owens played a marathon match winning 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6), 6-4, to give the Spiders a 4-3 victory. Against Georgetown, Owens earned a comeback win at No. 3 singles, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to clinch the 4-1 for the Spiders. The junior from Olney, Md., also went 2-0 at No. 2 doubles with partners Dessi Zlateva and Lyndell Giffenig.
Pessy went 3-1 overall last week, including the final points in both of the Dukes' victories over A-10 opponents Saint Louis and Dayton. Against the Billikens, the Normandy, France, product first earned at 6-3 victory at No. 2 doubles, before taking down her opponent at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 7-5, en route to a 5-2 team victory. Then in a 4-0 victory over Dayton, Pessy picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles to seal the match.
Roque, a freshman from San Juan, Puerto Rico, helped lead the Bonnies to a 2-0 week, winning matches against Colgate and Marist. At. No. 3 singles against Colgate, Roque took care of Lauren O'Brien in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. In doubles action, she teamed up with Penelope Abreu for a win at No. 1 doubles over Mackenzie Deeter and Jordan Williams, 6-3. On Sunday, Roque defeated Sophia Moeller from Marist at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 7-5.