NORFOLK, Va. – Defending-champion Virginia Commonwealth University moved on to the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals with a 4-0 triumph over No. 7 Georgia State Friday at Old Dominion’s Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
With the victory, the Rams (16-8) have earned a Saturday, 1 p.m. match-up with either No. 3 William & Mary or No. 6 James Madison.
Second-seeded VCU won the doubles point with an 8-5 triumph by Emil Lindgren and Benjamin Bouhana over the Panthers’ Trenton Spinks and Jackson Moore at the number one spot and an 8-3 victory by the Rams’ number three duo of Thibaut Charron and Bobo Delemark over William Adeimy and Lucas Thomaz.
The Rams quickly wrapped up the match with three straight-set singles wins.
All-CAA First Teamer Martin Schulhauser knocked off Moore, 6-4, 6-0 at number two, Lindgren earned a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Henri Mangin at number three and Bouhana beat Spinks, 6-4, 6-2 at number five.
#2 VCU 4, #7 Georgia State 0
1. Lindgren/Bouhana (VCU) d. Spinks/Moore (GSU), 8-5
2. Schulhauser/Nicolas Vinel (VCU) vs. Mangin/Shishkov (GSU), 5-7 - DNF
3. Charron/Delemark (VCU) d. Adeimy/Thomaz (GSU), 8-3
1. Thibaut Charron (VCU) vs. Martin Shishkov (GSU), 4-6, 3-4 - DNF
2. Martin Schulhauser (VCU) d. Jackson Moore (GSU), 6-4, 6-0
3. Emil Lindgren (VCU) d. Henri Mangin (GSU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Benjamin Bouhana (VCU) vs. Lucas Thomaz (GSU), 6-4, 5-5 - DNF
5. Filip Svensson (VCU) d. Trenton Spinks (GSU), 6-4, 6-2
6. Bobo Delemark (VCU) vs. William Adeimy (GSU), 6-3, 4-5 - DNF