VCU NOTCHES EIGHTH STRAIGHT WIN

Score: VCU 4, Marshall 3

Date: March 4, 2018

Location: Huntington, W.Va. (Huntington Tennis Club)

Records: VCU 10-2, Marshall 1-12

The short story: Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado's three-set victory at No. 2 singles clinched a 4-3 win over Marshall, VCU's eighth win in a row.

OPENING SREVE

  • After the Thundering Herd claimed the doubles point, a Marshall forfeit at No. 6 singles evened the score at 1-1 headed into singles play.
  • Sophomore Noumea Witmus made quick work of Ana Marhuenda at No. 5 singles, winning 6-1, 6-2.
  • Junior Anna Rasmussen extended the VCU lead to 3-1 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Stephanie Smith at No. 1 singles.
  • Marshall knotted the score at 3-3 with wins at No. 3 and 4 singles, but Diaz Delgado defeated Maddie Silver 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to give the Rams the match.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1. Stephanie Smith/Maddie Silver (MAR) def. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCUW) 6-2

2. Anna Smith/Marija Bogicevic (MAR) def. Noumea Witmus/Paola Delgado (VCUW) 7-5

3. Marina Alcaide/Sofia Sualehe (VCUW) def. Brooke Lashway/Ana Marhuenda (MAR) 6-2

Order of finish: 3,1,2

Singles

1. Anna Rasmussen (VCUW) def. Stephanie Smith (MAR) 6-1, 6-3

2. Paola Delgado (VCUW) def. Maddie Silver (MAR) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

3. Marija Bogicevic (MAR) def. Marina Alcaide (VCUW) 6-3, 7-5

4. Anna Smith (MAR) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCUW) 6-4, 6-2

5. Noumea Witmus (VCUW) def. Ana Marhuenda (MAR) 6-1, 6-2

6. Sofia Sualehe (VCUW) def. No player (MAR), by forfeit

Order of finish: 6,5,1,4,3,2

UP NEXT

The Rams return to action in a week when they travel to face UNCW in Wilmington, N.C. at 1 p.m. on March 11.

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