DIAZ DELGADO EARNS THIRD ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AWARD

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU women's tennis freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado earned her third Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week award of the season, the league announced Wednesday. 

Diaz Delgado had an excellent showing in singles play this weekend, guiding the Rams to a 2-0 weekend in Huntington, W.Va. In a 4-3 win over Cincinnati on March 3, she defeated Alexia Coutino 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and teamed up with sophomore Noumea Witmus to beat Antonella Bramato and Ali Miller 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. 

In the 4-3 win over Marshall on March 4, Diaz Delgado clinched the match for the Rams with a three-set victory at No. 2 singles, defeating Maddie Silver 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

The Almeria, Spain product is second on the team with 12 singles wins this season. The Rams return to action on March 11 at UNCW, with a 1 p.m. first serve.

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