RAMS RALLY PAST GOLDEN GOPHERS, 5-2, IN FIRST ROUND OF ITA KICKOFF
FINAL: VCU 5, Minnesota 2 (ITA Kickoff – Athens, Ga.)
The No. 32 VCU Men's Tennis team rallied off a 2-0 deficit and rallied to win five straight matches to beat No. 34 Minnesota in the ITA Kickoff Tournament in Athens, Ga.
After dropping the first two doubles matches, the duo of junior Alejandro Argente and senior Jamie Vazquez beat Minnesota's Jack Humburg and Eric Freuh (8-4) to give the Rams a point.
The Rams won five of the singles matches against the Golden Gophers. Junior Alexis Heugas, freshman Michael Voscek (pictured, right), sophomore Claes Goransson, Argente and Vazquez all won their respective matches to propel the Black and Gold to the victory.
1. #67 Alexis Heugas (VCU) def. #63 Leandro Toledo (UMN) 7-5, 6-3
2. #49 Rok Bonin (UMN) def. #45 Max Wennakoski (VCU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Claes Goransson (VCU) def. Mathieu Froment (UMN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. Ruben Weber (UMN) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
5. Michael Voscek (VCU) def. Jack Hamburg (UMN) 6-2, 6-4
6. #113 Jaime Vasquez (VCU) def. Brendan Ruddock (UMN) 7-5, 6-4
1. #24 Rok Bonin/Mathieu Froment (UMN) def. Alexis Heugas/Claes Goransson (VCU) 8-3
2. Juan Pablo Ramirez/Leandro Toledo (UMN) def. Max Wennakoski/Michael Voscek (VCU) 8-7 (7-2)
3. #36 Alejandro Argente/Jaime Vasquez (VCU) def. Jack Hamburg/Eric Frueh (UMN) 8-4
Minnesota 1-1; VCU 5-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,5,6)
Official: Walt Williams T-4:10
The Rams continue play in the ITA Kickoff in Athens. VCU awaits the winner of the Georgia and Vanderbilt for its match tomorrow.