RAMS TOPPLE UMASS, 4-0, TO ADVANCE TO SECOND STRAIGHT ATLANTIC 10 FINAL

The Basics

  • Score: #1 VCU 4, #5 UMass 0
  • Records: VCU (11-9), UMass (13-9)
  • Location: Lindner Family Tennis Center – Mason, Ohio
  • The Short Story: Senior Cindy Chala (pictured, right), junior Salome Kvitashvili (pictured, main) and freshman Ludivine Burguiere each scored victories in doubles and singles action to lead the VCU women's tennis team to a 4-0 defeat of UMass and a second straight appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship match. Burguiere was a part of the clinching doubles victory and clinched the match with a win at #6 singles.
How It Happened
  • Kvitashvili teamed with sophomore Yukako Noi to grab momentum in doubles action with an 8-4 win at the #2 spot. Chala and Burguiere partnered up and followed close behind to clinch the doubles point with an 8-4 win of their own and put VCU up 1-0.
  • Kvitashvili opened up singles action and kept the Rams rolling with a quick 6-0, 6-1 win over Arielle Griffin at #4.
  • Chala pushed it to 3-0 in favor of the Black & Gold with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #1 over UMass' Yuliana Motyl.
  • Burguiere finished off the Minutemen with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jessica Podlofski at #6 singles.
#1 VCU def. #5 Massachusetts, 4-0

Singles
Cindy Chala (VCU) vs. Yuliana Motyl (UM), 6-2, 6-2
Yukako Noi (VCU) vs. Sonia Bokhari (UM), 6-4, 4-3 DNF
Daria Yakauleva (VCU) vs. Aarzoo Malik (UM), 6-4, 5-3 DNF
Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Arielle Griffin (UM), 6-0, 6-1
Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) vs. Anna Woosley (UM), 6-2, 6-5 DNF
Ludivine Burguiere (VCU) def. Jessica Podlofski (UM), 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: #4, #1, #6 

Doubles
Barscheuskaya/Yakauleva (VCU) vs. Bokhari/Chanel Glasper (UM), 7-4 DNF
Kvitashvili /Noi (VCU) def. Malik/Griffin (UM), 8-4
Chala/Burguiere (VCU) def. Woosley/Podlofski (UM), 8-4
Order of finish: #2, #3


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