Men’s Tennis Falls in Semis to #1 VCU
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Davidson men’s tennis team saw its 2021 spring season come to a close on Saturday morning, as the Wildcats fell 4-0 to No. 1 VCU in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s semifinal match up.
The Wildcats struggled to find momentum early, dropping two double courts matches, and the first point of the day. Despite losing the early point, freshmen duo Maxwell Kachkarov and Alejandro Solares were in a tight 5-4 battle on court one, which was retired early. As a doubles team, Kachkarov and Solares ended their freshmen campaign 7-6 overall, and 6-5 at No. 1.
On the singles side VCU picked up right where they left off, sweeping three matches for the win. Kachkarov and Brooks Green led early on from courts one and six, respectively, before falling in two sets each while seniors Yash Parikh and Camden Mazzoni, along with junior Sam Kavarana and rookie Solares also earned starts in the semifinal match up.
Davidson concludes the season at 6-13 overall, and will look ahead to fall 2021 for continued competition. To keep up with the Wildcats in the offseason, visit davidsonwildcats.com/mens-tennis.
MATCH #8 RESULTS
#1 VCU def. #4 DAVIDSON, 4-0
1. Lleyton Cronje (VCU) def. Max Kachkarov (DAV) 6-1, 6-1
2. Charles Bertimon (VCU) def. Yash Parikh (DAV) 6-0, 6-2
3. Inigo Torre Martin (VCU) vs. Sam Kavarana (DAV) 6-0, 5-3, DNF
4. Rayane Stable (VCU) vs. Camden Mazzoni (DAV) 6-3, 5-1, DNF
5. Quentin Coulaud (VCU) vs. Alejandro Solares (DAV) 6-2, 4-1, DNF
6. Timo Zgraggen (VCU) def. Brooks Green (DAV) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 6
1. Lleyton Cronje/David Cierny (VCU) vs. Max Kachkarov/Alejandro Solares (DAV) 5-4, DNF
2. Inigo Torre Martin/Rayane Stable (VCU) def. Doug Macintosh/Sam Kavarana (DAV) 6-2
3. Charles Bertimon/Quentin Coulaud (VCU) def. Camden Mazzoni/Ogden Timpson (DAV) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2