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RAMS BATTLE BUT FALL TO KENTUCKY IN NCAA FIRST ROUND

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2019 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament First Round

Score: No. 36 Kentucky 4, VCU 1

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Records: VCU (16-10), Kentucky (16-14)

The short story: VCU battled and had pushed four of the six singles matches to the third set before Kentucky was ultimately able to fend the Rams' comeback attempt in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

OPENING SERVE

  • Inaki Rivero Crespo defeated Part Aggarwal 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) to earn VCU a point in the No. 6 singles match.
  • Inigo Torre Martin pushed his match to a third set before falling 6-2, 6-7 (7-0), 6-3 to Cesar Bourgois in the No. 4 singles.
  • Rayane Stable lost to No. 93 Enzo Wallart 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in a contested match in the No. 1 singles.
  • Arvid Noren fell to No. 42 Ryo Matsumura 6-3, 6-3.
  • Kentucky captured the doubles point winning the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. 

THE RESULTS

Final Score: Kentucky 4, VCU 1

Singles Results

1. Wallart (UK) def. Stable (VCU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

2. Matsumura (UK) def. Noren (VCU), 6-3, 6-3

3. Yamada (UK) vs. Mobius (VCU), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 3-1, unfinished

4. Bourgois (UK) def. Martin (VCU), 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-3

5. Huempfner (UK) vs. Amantegui (VCU), 6-2, 3-6, 3-4, unfinished

6. Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Aggarwal (UK), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Order of Finish: 2,6,4,1

 

Doubles Results

1. Bourgois/Yamada (UK) def. Martin/Noren (VCU), 6-4

2. Chen/Wallert (UK) vs. Amantegui/Stable (VCU), 4-4, unfinished

3. Matsumura/Huempfner (UK) def. Mobius/Crespo (VCU), 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1

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