VCU NOTCHES SECOND STRAIGHT ROAD WIN

Score: VCU 4, West Virginia 2

Location: Morgantown, WV (Ridgeview Racquet Club)

Date: Feb. 4, 2018

Records: VCU 4-2, West Virginia 0-2

The short story: For the second consecutive day, VCU women's tennis defeated a team from a power five conference on the road. The Rams defeated West Virginia 4-2 behind great performances in both singles and doubles.

OPENING SERVE

  • Junior Anna Rasmussen and freshman Melissa Ifidzhen won their third straight doubles match, their team-high eighth of the season, without dropping a game to guide VCU to the doubles point.
  • Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado sprinted to a straight-set victory at No. 2 singles, defeating Ann-Sophie Courteau 6-2, 6-0.
  • Rasmussen carried her dominance to No. 1 singles, defeating Christina Jordan 6-4, 6-1.
  • Sophomore Noumea Witmus earned the match-clinching point for the second straight match, taking down Giovanna Caputo 7-6, 6-0.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) def. Christina Jordan/Sofia Duran (WVU) 6-0

2. Lyn Yuen Choo/Paula Goetz (WVU) vs. Noumea Witmus/Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) 4-5, unfinished

3. Marina Alcaide Bakari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Giovanna Caputo/Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) 6-3

Singles

1. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-4, 6-1

2. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) 6-2, 6-0

3. Lyn Yuen Choo (WVU) def. Marina Alcaide Bakari (VCU) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5

4. Paula Goetz (WVU) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

5. Sofia Duran (WVU) vs. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-2, unfinished

6. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Giovanna Caputo (WVU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,1,4,3,6)

UP NEXT

The Rams return home to host Temple at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 10 with first serve set for 2 p.m.