March 30, 2013
    No. 55 Hokies edged by No. 30 VCU, 4-3
    Tech wins three singles matches against the Rams
    Richmond, Va.F
    (30) VCU 4
    (54) Virginia Tech3
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    RICHMOND, Va. – The 55th-ranked Virginia Tech men’s team was edged by 30th-ranked VCU, 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Va.

    VCU (16-4) picked up the doubles point, winning two of the three matches. The Hokies’ (10-6) 20th-ranked pair of Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini defeated the Rams’ 24th-ranked duo of Alexis Huegas and Dylan McCloskey in the No. 1 match, 8-6.

    The Rams entered the singles matches up 1-0, but the Hokies came back to tie it up with a win in the No. 4 where Hunter Koontz defeated Claes Goransson in straight sets with scores of 6-0, 6-3.

    VCU reclaimed the lead on the next finished singles, before the Hokies again knotted it up at 2-2. Trpimir Kujundzic defeated Michal Voscek, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5.

    The Rams picked up a win in the No. 2 singles, but Tech responded with a win at six. Joao Monteiro defeated VCU’s Jaime Vazquez in three sets. After falling 6-2 in the first set, Monteiro came back to take the next two with scores of 6-4, 7-5.

    The deciding match was at the No. 1 where Tech’s 81st-ranked Bjerrehus battled VCU’s 23rd-ranked Max Wennakoski to three sets. Bjerrehus took the first set, 7-5, but the Rams’ player rallied in the next two sets to secure the team win, 6-4, 6-1.

    Tech will remain on the road next weekend, but returns to conference play. The Hokies will travel to NC State on Friday, April 5 before making the trip up the road to Wake Forest on Sunday, April 7.

    1. #23 Max Wennakoski (VCU) def. #81 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
    2. #74 Alexis Huegas (VCU) def. #55 Amerigo Contini (VT) 7-5, 7-6(7-2)
    3. Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. Lucas Oliveira (VT) 6-2, 6-3
    4. Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Claes Goransson (VCU) 6-0, 6-3
    5. Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) def. Michal Voscek (VCU) 6-2, 6-3
    6. Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Jaime Vazquez (VCU) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
    Order of finish: 4,3,5,2,6,1

    1. #20 Bjerrehus/Contini (VT) def. #24 Huegas/Dylan McCloskey (VCU) 8-6
    2. Wennakoski/Voscek (VCU) def. Koontz/Oliveira (VT) 9-7
    3. #58 Vazquez/Argente (VCU) def. Kujundzic/Marko Lovrinovic (VT) 8-5

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