RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 1, 2019) – The ETSU men’s tennis team improved their record to 3-1 after defeating VCU 4-3 on Friday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center.
VCU was able to take a 1-0 advantage after winning the doubles point. Philip Mobius and Inaki Rivero Crespo defeated Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) and Miguel Este (Cararcas, Venezuela) 6-1. VCU’s pair of Rayane Stable and Javier Amantegui clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win at the No. 1 spot.
Este evened the match after he defeated Crespo 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 6 single spot. Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) was able to win the first set, but the Rams’ Arvid Noren came back to win the match 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) tied the match at 2-2. He won a three-set battle of 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 over Inigo Torre Martin. Senior David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) would give the Bucs a lead in his comeback win at the No. 5 singles spot. Gonzalez defeated Amantegui 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) clinched the match for ETSU after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Stefan Petrovic. Fontcuberta had one of the longest matches of the day at the No. 1 spot, but was defeated by Rayane Stable 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (15-13).
ETSU returns to action this Sunday, Feb. 3 at Old Dominion. The match is slated for 11:00 a.m.
1. Rayane Stable (VCU) def. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSUM) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (15-13)
2. Frazier Rengifo (ETSUM) def. Stefan Petrovic (VCU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Juan Lugo (ETSUM) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
4. Yusuf Khamis (ETSUM) def. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5
5. David Gonzalez (ETSUM) def. Javier Amantegui (VCU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Miguel Este (ETSUM) def. Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Rayane Stable/Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Juan Lugo/Chris Mikrovas (ETSUM) 6-2
2. Arvid Noren/Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. Yusuf Khamis/Frazier Rengifo (ETSUM) 3-5, unfinished
3. Philip Mobius/Inaki Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Sergi Fontcuberta/Miguel Este (ETSUM) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,3,4,5,2,1)
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