RAMS DOMINATE OLD DOMINION, 6-1, FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 6, Old Dominion 1
  • Records: VCU (14-4), Old Dominion (9-6)
  • Location: Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center - Norfolk, Va.
  • The Short Story: VCU Women's Tennis took its act on the road and continue its strong play by dominating long-standing rival, Old Dominion, with a 6-1 victory. The win was the Rams' fifth straight, three of which have come away from home. Sophomore Salome Kvitashvili picked up her 20th victory of the year and the Black & Gold dominated throughout for its fifth win away from home this year.

How It Happened

  • Senior Josefin Hjertquist teamed with sophomore Cindy Chala to set the tone for VCU with a 8-1 throttling of ODU's second doubles duo en route to the Rams easily grabbing the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.
  • Kvitashvili grabbed the first singles win of the day and the 20th of the year for the sophomore, a 6-4, 6-1 victory over ODU's Nika Khmolovska.
  • Freshman Olga Barscheuskaya followed close behind with a 6-4, 6-1 win of her own, before Chala locked up the match for VCU with a 7-5, 6-1 win at the top singles spot.
  • Junior Olga Terteac and freshman Yukako Noi wrapped up the Black & Gold's scoring with singles wins at three and four.

VCU 6, Old Dominion 1

Doubles

1.     Ivanova/Hristova (ODU) UNF Barscheuskaya/Noi (VCU) 7-3
2.     Hjertquist/Chala (VCU) def. Pires/Esnal Olguin (ODU) 8-1
3.     Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU) def. Khmolovska/Atiso (ODU) 8-1

Singles

1.     Cindy Chala (VCU) def. Nikol Hristova (ODU) 7-5, 6-1
2.     Diana Ivanova (ODU) def. Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
3.     Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Ivanova Vukovic (ODU) 5-0 default
4.     Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Juliana Pires (ODU) 6-4, 6-4
5.     Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 6-4, 6-1
6.     Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 6-4, 6-1

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