Score: VCU 5, Richmond 2
Location: Richmond, Va. (Westhampton Tennis Complex)
Records: VCU 14-8, Richmond 8-13
The short story: VCU gave up just two points in its regular season finale against crosstown rival Richmond at the Westhampton Tennis Complex. The Rams jumped ahead early, sweeping the Spiders in doubles play and winning four of six singles matches.
- The Rams' doubles sweep was led by Magda Aubets and Darya Berezhnaya, who won their match first by a score of 6-0. The duo finished the regular season with a record of 10-5.
- Anna Rasmussen and Janina Braun closed their doubles season out with a win over Kiana Marshall and Lyndell Giffenig by a score of 6-2. The pair ended their regular season sophomore campaign with a 17-9 record.
- Rasmussen wasted no time on the Spiders' Lea Owens, winning her match 6-2, 6-1 to give VCU the first singles point of the match. She is now 18-7.
- Kelsey Williams of Richmond answered back in her match, defeating Gabriela Aruajo 6-3, 6-2.
- Janina Braun continued the trend of straight set wins, conquering Dessislava Zlateva in a 6-2, 7-5 victory. Braun ends the regular season with a team-high 23 wins.
- Noumea Witmus was taken to three sets in her match, but prevailed of Richmond's Ana Ramirez by a score of 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-0. Witmus earned her sixth win of the year and secured the match for the Rams.
- Magda Aubets added a fifth point for the Rams after winning her match 6-2, 7-6(6) against Gaby Rosales. Aubets earned her sixteenth win of the season.
1- Anna Rasmussen/Janina Braun (VCU) def. Kiana Marshall/Lyndell Giffenig, 6-2
2- Magda Aubets/Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Dessislava Zlateva/Gaby Rosales, 6-0
3- Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Lea Owens/Kelsey Williams, 6-3
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1- Janina Braun (VCU) def. Dessislava Zlateva, 6-2, 7-5
2- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Lea Owens, 6-2, 6-1
3- Magda Aubets (VCU) def. Gaby Rosales, 6-2, 7-6(6)
4- Kiana Marshall (UR) def. Darya Berezhnaya, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
5- Kelsey Williams (UR) def. Gabriela Araujo, 6-3, 6-2
6- Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Ana Ramirez, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 5, 1, 6, 3, 4
The Rams will play in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship starting next Thursday, April 27 in Orlando, Florida. The championship will run through Sunday, April 30.