January 19, 2013

Rams Continue Undefeated Weekend With Wins over Temple, Morgan State in VCU 4-1 Invitational

FINAL (1): VCU 3, Temple 0
FINAL (2): VCU 4, Morgan State 1

THE BASICS:
  • The VCU Women's Tennis squad continued play in its annual 4-1 Invitational Saturday afternoon, picking up victories over Temple and Morgan State at Thalhimer Tennis Center.
  • Sophomore Salome Kvitashvili picked up singles victories in both matches.  She defeated Temple's Maame Ama Osei (6-0, 6-3) before knocking off Morgan State's Ekaterina Iakovleva (6-2, 6-2).
  • Cindy Chala and Olga Terteac also picked up singles wins against Temple, while Olga Barscheuskaya and Karina Alesha followed with victories over Morgan State.
  • VCU's duo of Josefin Hjertquist and Alesha were leading Temple's Jordan Batey/Alicia Doms 6-2, 3-5 but did not finish.  Later, Morgan State defaulted as the Bears did not have enough players to participate in doubles action.

THE RESULTS:
Cindy Chala
W, Marrina (Temple) 6-1, 6-1

Olga Barscheuskaya
W, Russell (Morgan State) 6-0, 6-0

Salome Kvitashvili
W, Osei (Temple) 6-0, 6-3
W, Iakovleva (Morgan State) 6-2, 6-2

Olga Terteac
W, Okajima (Temple) 6-0, 6-0

Karina Alesha
W, Edwards (Morgan State) 6-0, 6-1

WHAT'S AHEAD: VCU now prepares for the ITA National Indoor Championships, which begin Jan. 25.  The Rams then welcome in-state foe Virginia to Thalhimer Tennis Center on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.
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