RICHMOND, Va. – There's nothing like being at home.
The VCU women's tennis team is proof of that as the Rams rolled to another home victory, 6-1, over Temple on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. The Black & Gold now sit at 11-4 on the year and have won 31 of their 33 home matches since the 2010 season.
VCU started the day by breezing to the doubles point thanks to 8-0 shutout victories at the top two doubles positions, led by the Bara sisters at the first doubles slot.
Senior Alex Bara kept the momentum with the Rams with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Alicia Doms at the second singles position. Freshman Salome Kvitashili brought VCU within one point of securing the victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win at the fifth spot, before sophomore Olga Terteac locked up the win with a 6-0, 6-1 win at the third singles position.
The Rams head west next weekend with two matches in Las Vegas, beginning with a Thursday afternoon showdown with the Rebels of UNLV. First serve is set for 1 p.m. EST.
VCU 6, Temple 1
1. Ana Bara (VCU) def. Yana Mavrina (TU) 6-4 6-1 11-9
2. Alex Bara (VCU) def. Alicia Doms (TU) 6-0 6-2
3. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Paola Calderon (TU) 6-0 6-1
4. Jordan Batey (TU) def. Alena Gerasimova (VCU) 6-2 6-7(5) 10-5
5. Salome Kvitashili (VCU) def. Agnese Rozite (TU) 6-1 6-2
6. Marketa Placha (VCU) def. Rebecca Breland (TU) 6-1 6-3
1. Alex Bara/Ana Bara (VCU) def. Breland/Rozite (TU) 8-0
2. Terteac/Placha (VCU) def. Calderon/Mavrina (TU) 8-0
3. Gerasimova/Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Batey/Doms (TU) 9-7