RAMS DROP 5-2 DECISION TO 12TH-RANKED VIRGINIA

Final: #12 UVA 5, VCU 2
Records: VCU (5-2), UVA (1-0)

How it Happened

  • UVA grabbed the early momentum with victories at the first and third doubles spots to take the doubles point.
  • The Cavaliers increased that lead to 2-0 when VCU's top player, Cindy Chala, had to retire due to injury.
  • Freshman Olga Barscheuskaya (pictured, main) grabbed the Rams first point of the day with an easy 6-3, 6-4 win at the sixth singles spot.
  • Junior Olga Terteac (pictured, right) earned a hard-fought win at #4 singles, toppling UVA's Hana Tomljanovic 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

No. 12 Virginia 5, VCU 2

Doubles
1. No. 5 Erin Vierra / Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Cindy Chala/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 8-5
2. Julia Elbaba / Hana Tomljanovic (UVA) vs. Olga Terteac/Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) 6-6 DNF
3. Stephanie Nauta / Maria Fuccillo (UVA) def. Olga Barscheuskaya/Karina Alesha (VCU) 8-2

Singles
1. No. 4 Julia Elbaba (UVA) def. Cindy Chala (VCU) 2-0, retired inj.
2. No. 43 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Yukako Noi (VCU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Hana Tomljanovic (UVA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
5. Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) def. Maria Fuccillo (UVA) 6-3, 6-4

Up Next

  • The Rams will return to the courts on Sunday, Feb. 3 when the Eagles of Winthrop University visit Thalhimer Tennis Center. First serve is set for 10 a.m.
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