April 5, 2014

RAMS DROP 4-3 DECISION TO GEORGIA STATE

The Basics

  • Score: #65 Georgia State 4, VCU 3
  • Records: VCU (8-9), Georgia State (9-7)
  • Location: USF Varsity Tennis Courts – Tampa, Fla.
  • The Short Story: Sophomore Yukako Noi and junior Salome Kvitashvili helped the VCU women's tennis team grab a 3-0 lead, but a late rally by Georgia State was too much as the Rams fell to the 65th-ranked Panthers, 4-3 on Saturday morning.
How It Happened
  • VCU grabbed an early 1-0 lead after Kvitashvili and partner Olga Terteac won 8-5 at #2 doubles and Cindy Chala and partner Ludivine Burguiere won 8-6 at #3 doubles.
  • Noi kept momentum with the Rams, dropping Masa Grgan 8-2 at #2 singles.
  • Kvitashvili brought the Black & Gold within one point of taking the match with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Marcia Tere-Apisah at #3 singles.
  • GSU responded with wins at #1, #3, #6 and #5 to pick up the win.
#65 Georgia State 4, VCU 3

Singles
1. #13 Abigail Tere-Apisah (GSU) def. #110 Cindy Chala (VCU) 6-4, 6-4
2. #105 Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Masa Grgan (GSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Linn Timmermann (GSU) def. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah (GSU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Maryna Kozachenko (GSU) def. Ludivine Burguiere (VCU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
6. Chaimaa Roudami (GSU) def. Olga Terteac (VCU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles
1. #16 A. Tere-Apisah/Grgan (GSU) def. Barscheuskaya/Yakauleva (VCU) 8-7 (9-7)
2. Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU) def. Tere-Apisah/Kamoe (GSU) 8-5
3. Chala/Burguiere (VCU) def. Timmermann/Roudami (GSU) 8-6 

Up Next

  • VCU returns to action on Monday, April 7 when in-state rival Old Dominion visits Richmond. First serve at Thalhimer Tennis Center is set for 4 p.m.

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