RICHMOND, VA.  –  The #34 Dartmouth men’s tennis team fell, 4-2, to #36 Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday afternoon to begin the outdoor season.

Brandon DeBot and Diego Pedraza won single flights for the Big Green at #3 and #6. DeBot’s win over Michal Voscek was 6-2, 6-4. Pedraza defeated Vuk Velickovic 6-2, 6-2.

Dartmouth dropped the doubles point, but won the third match as George Wall and Brendan Tannenbaum won 7-4.

In the top singles match Dovydas Sakinis was tied 4-all in the third set against Alexis Huegas who is ranked #78 in the national singles ranking, but the match was stopped after VCU clinched the win.

Dartmouth will meet Old Dominion on Friday at 11 a.m.

Doubles:

1.  Heugas / Jones (VCU) def. Dovydas Sakinis / Brandon DeBot (Dart) 8-1
2.  Pimental / Voscek (VCU) def. Chris Kipouras / Diego Pedraza (Dart) 8-5
3.  George Wall / Brendan Tannenbaum (Dart) def. Mateo / Argente (VCU) 8-5 

Singles:

1.  Heugas (VCU) def. Dovydas Sakinis (Dart) 3-6, 7-5, 4-4, unf
2.  Argente (VCU) def. Chris Kipouras (Dart) 6-0, 6-4
3.  Brandon DeBot (Dart) def. Voscek (VCU) 6-2, 6-4
4.  Mateo (VCU) def. George Wall (Dart) 6-4, 6-3
5.  Pimental (VCU) def. Brendan Tannenbaum (Dart) 6-4, 6-4
6.  Diego Pedraza (Dart) def. Velickovic (VCU) 6-2, 6-2