RAMS RALLY TO WIN EIGHTH STRAIGHT WITH 5-1 VICTORY OVER GEORGIA STATE
- Score: VCU 5, Georgia State 1
- Records: VCU (17-4), Georgia State (6-10)
- Location: Thalhimer Tennis Center – Richmond, Va.
- The Short Story: After dropping the doubles point, the VCU Women's Tennis team rallied back to win the next five singles matches to beat Georgia State 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Rams' eighth straight and the 17th victory of the season.
How It Happened
- Junior Salome Kvitashvili earned the Rams' first point of the day with a straight set victory over Chamiaa Roudami 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth singles spot.
- In No. 2 singles, freshman Yukako Noi gave VCU its second point of the day. Noi dropped Masa Grgan in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).
- Junior Olga Terteac rolled at No. 4 singles for the Rams on Saturday. She picked up a straight set victory over Linn Timmermann, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
- The Rams picked up their fourth straight point at No. 6 singles. Freshman Olga Barscheuskaya won a three-set thriller over Jocelyn Ffriend 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
- After dropping the first set, sophomore Cindy Chala rallied back to defeat No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 singles. The point clinched the match for VCU.
VCU 5, Georgia State 1
1) Tere-Apisah / Grgan (GSU) def Barscheuskaya/Yakauleva (VCU), 8-1
2) Kozachenko / Ffriend (GSU) vs. Chala/Hjertquist (VCU) 7-4 DNF
3) Roudami / Timmermann def. Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU), 8-2
1) Cindy Chala (VCU) def. No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah (GSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2) Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Masa Grgan (GSU), 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
3) Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) vs. Whitney Byrd (GSU), 2-6, 6-3, 5-3 DNF
4) Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Linn Timmermann (GSU), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
5) Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Chamiaa Roudami (GSU), 6-2, 6-2
6) Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) vs. Jocelyn Ffriend (GSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Order of finish: 5, 2, 4, 1, 6
VCU returns to action with a home match on Tuesday, April 9 against in-state rival William and Mary. The Rams and Tribe start play at 4 p.m.