VIneet Naran
Mitchell Leff

Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Completes Weekend at VCU Invite

RICHMOND, Va. – In the Owls second outing of the spring season, Temple men's tennis recorded an 0-3 record in matches at the VCU 4+1 Invitational. Artem Kapshuk and Thomas Sevel each grabbed singles victories with the duo of Kapshuk and Uladzimir Dorash recording a strong doubles win.
 
The Owls first two matches were played on Saturday where they faced Morgan State and Charlotte. Kapshuk and Dorash were first out for doubles pairs and defeated the MSU duo of Lucas Krusinski and Sagar Sathyanarayanan 6-2, 6-2. The Bears' singles lineup swept the Owls and posting a 3-2 overall win.
 
Following the match against Morgan State, Temple faced Charlotte who's dominate lineup went undefeated against the Owls.
 
Sunday's only match for Temple came against the hosting VCU Rams. After Vineet Naran and Florian Mayer posted a strong fight in their doubles match, Kapshuk and Sevel were able to post singles victories over VCU's Vitor Lima and Louis Ishizaka, respectively.
 
Overall, the Rams were able to pull out a 3-2 win over the Owls.
 
Temple is back on the court on January 28 to face local rival Penn on the road. The match is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.
 
Results:
Morgan St. 3 Temple 2
Doubles
1. Artem Kapshuk/Uladzimir Dorash (TU) def. Lucas Krusinski/Sagar Sathyanarayanan (MSU), 6-2, 6-2

Singles
1. Jeremy Field (MSU) def. Florian Mayer (TU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
2. Arjun Ramakrishnan (MSU) def. Eric Biscoveanu (TU), 6-4, 6-4
3. Ondrej Labik (MSU) def. Filip Stipcic (TU), 7-6(4), 7-6(2)
4. Vineet Naran (TU) **MSU Default**
Order of finish: 4, Doubles, 3, 1, 2
 
Charlotte 5 Temple 0
Doubles
1. Max Benaim/Constandinos Christoforou (CHAR) def. Vineet Naran/Florian Mayer (TU), 6-4, 6-2

Singles
1. Sam Rice (CHAR) def. Artem Kapshuk (TU), 6-4, 6-1
2. Leonardo Menezes (CHAR) def. Thomas Sevel (TU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. Alejandro Garcia (CHAR) def. Francisco Bohorquez (TU), 6-3, 6-4
4. Oriol Puig (CHAR) def. Uladzimir Dorash (TU), 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, Doubles, 3, 4, 2
 
 
Sunday, January 22
VCU 3 Temple 2
Doubles
1. Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson (VCU) def. Vineet Naran/Florian Mayer (TU), 6-4, 7-6(5)

Singles
1. Artem Kapshuk (TU) def. Vitor Lima (VCU), 7-6(9), 6-4
2. Thomas Sevel (TU) def. Louis Ishizaka (VCU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Arvid Noren (VCU) def. Uladzimir Dorash (TU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. Francisco Bohorquez (TU), 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles, 3, 4, 1, 2
 
 
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