UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Prior to his arrival on campus, no Richmond tennis student-athlete had ever won more than 78 matches in their career.
Jacob Dunbar made history on Saturday afternoon winning his 100th career singles match, 22 more than any student-athlete in program history.
His achievement helped his team roll to their 17th straight victory, a 6-1 defeat of Atlantic 10 foe Davidson to improve to 18-2 on the year and a perfect 3-0 in A-10 play.
“It’s truly remarkable what Jacob has accomplished and the way he has gone about it,” Head Coach Ben Johnson said. “He was great once again today and really battled his way through tough matches, but even more our team as a whole continues to stay focused and have a great approach every time we take the courts.”
Like they have all spring long, the Spiders set the tone in doubles, led by redshirt freshman John Karlawish and junior James Aronson, who quickly made work of their opponents at #3, 6-2. Dunbar and classmate Alexandre Felisa toughed out a 7-6 win at the top doubles spot to secure the point and give Richmond a 1-0 lead.
Karlawish continued his great spring season with a 6-1, 6-1 win at #4 and Dunbar followed close behind with a 6-1, 7-6 victory at the top spot in the Spiders’ lineup.
Felisa secured the team win with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of David Hager at #2, while Aronson and Caleb Troy rounded out the Spiders day with victories of their own.
Richmond is back in action on Sunday with a doubleheader against Hampton (11:30 a.m.) and Christopher Newport (3 p.m.).
Richmond 6, Davidson 1
1. Jacob Dunbar (UR) def. Shamael Chaudhry (DAV), 6-1, 7-6
2. Alexandre Felisa (UR) def. David Hager (DAV), 6-2, 6-1
3. Caleb Troy (UR) def. Axel Fries (DAV), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
4. John Karlawish (UR) def. Artem Khrapko (DAV), 6-1, 6-1
5. J.B. Gough (DAV) def. Canyon Teague (UR), 4-6, 6-1, 10-3
6. James Aronson (UR) def. Thomas Mason (DAV), 6-4, 7-5
1. Dunbar/Felisa (UR) def. Gough/Fries (DAV), 7-6
2. Chaudhry/Hager (DAV) def. Quenard/Troy (UR), 7-6
3. Karlawish/Aronson (UR) def. Khrapko/Saad (DAV), 6-2