No. 37 VCU Tops Texas Tech, 4-2|
No. 101 Hugo Dojas topped VCU's Nick Jones, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2 singles on Saturday.
February 22, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It wasn’t without effort, but No. 34 Virginia Commonwealth edged Texas Tech, 4-2, in the semifinals of the National Blue Gray Invitational at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center on Saturday.
“VCU came through when it mattered,” said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. “The match came down to a few crucial points. We won first sets at No. 3 and No. 5, but could not close them out. We have another huge opportunity on Sunday against Clemson.”
Alexis Heugas and Nick Jones stated the day with a 6-1 win over Tech’s Hugo Dojas and Maxime Hinnisdaels. VCU then wrapped up the point when Alejandro Argente and Jean Baptiste Mateo defeated Carlos DiLaura and Francisco Zambon, 6-3.
Pimentel then topped Andre Napolitano, 6-3, 6-5, followed by No. 73 Heugas picking up a straight-set win over Soares, 6-4, 6-3. Suddenly the Rams led 3-0 with four matches remaining.
No. 101 Dojas answered for Texas Tech with a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Nick Jones at No. 2. Johann Willems picked up his second win in two days with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 upset victory over No. 66 Alejandro Argente, to pull the Red Raiders to within one, 3-2.
But it was too little, too late, as Voscek survived Zambon, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 to secure the win for VCU.
Texas Tech returns to action on Sunday at 9 a.m. against No. 21 Clemson in a battle for third place.
Blue Gray National Tennis Classic - Semifinals