RICHMOND, Va.- Richmond men's tennis wrapped up play at the VCU 4x1 with a 4-1 victory over instate rival James Madison in the Spiders third dual of the weekend.
The win breaks a five match losing streak against the Dukes dating back to 2006.
"In my four years this is the best start we have had," said senior Jesse Feder.
Feder topped Greg Vladimirsky 6-3, 6-2 to start off the evening. Feder's win ties him with Jeppy Moss for most career wins with 63 victories.
At the number three position, Paul Nahon III battled back from a 1-6 loss in the first set to defeat Hugo Ramadier 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Dylan Trent topped Robert Stirling 6-4, 7-5.
At the number one position, Ethan Dunbar went to three sets with Ryan Pool, but fell 2-3, 6-4, 6-3.
In a hard fought doubles match Sebastien Fauchet and Aaron Wicker earned a win over the duo of Florent Sentenac and Bastien Russo 6-4, 6-3.
"I couldn't be happier with the way the guys competed," said head coach Ben Johnson. "We knew it was going to be a dogfight match and we just came out on top today. "
The Spiders fell to No. 31 ranked VCU 5-0 earlier in the day.
Richmond will be back in action on Saturday at Old Dominion. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
VCU 5, Richmond 0
Heugas (VCU) def. E. Dunbar (Richmond), 6-2, 6-3
Wennakoski (VCU) def. J. Feder (Richmond), 6-1, 6-2
Domnik (VCU) def. P. Nahon (Richmond), 6-1, 6-4
Vazquez (VCU) def. D. Trent (Richmond), 6-3, 6-1
Vazquez/Argente (VCU) def. S. Fauchet/A. Wicker (Richmond), 6-4, 6-2
Richmond 4, JMU 1
Pool (JMU) def. E. Dunbar (Richmond), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
J. Feder (Richmond) def. Vladimitsky (JMU), 6-3, 6-2
P. Nahon (Richmond) def. Ramadier (JMU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
D. Trent (Richmond) def. Stirling (JMU), 6-4, 7-5
S. Fauchet/A. Wicker (Richmond) def. Sentenac/Russo (JMU), 6-4, 6-3