NO. 1 VCU SWEEPS NO. 9 SAINT LOUIS IN A-10 QUARTERFINALS

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals

Score: No. 1 VCU 4, No. 9 Saint Louis 0

Location: Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus)

Records: VCU (16-5, 4-0 A-10), Saint Louis (8-12, 2-1 A-10)

The short story: No. 1 seed VCU swept No. 9 seed Saint Louis in the A-10 Quarterfinals powered by dominant performances in both doubles and singles play. Sophomore Marina Alcaide Bakkari sealed the victory for the Rams in the No. 3 singles position.

OPENING SERVE

  • The combination of senior Anna Rasmussen and junior Noumea Witmus took down Cassie McKenzie and Ally McKenzie to give VCU its first doubles win of the day
  • Sophomore Sofia Sualehe and Alcaide teamed up to seal the doubles point for the Rams after defeating Alana Bourgeois and Ariana Rodridguez
  • Diaz-Delgado kept the momentum going for VCU when she took down Cassie McKenzie in straight sets, only allowing two games against her
  • In the No. 5 singles position, Witmus gave VCU its third point of the day when she defeated Mariluz Rojo in straight sets, outscoring Rojo 12-3
  • Alcaide sealed the victory for the Rams in the No. 3 singles position after taking down Mika Misgav in straight sets, only allowing one game against her

THE RESULTS

No. 1 VCU 4, No. 9 Saint Louis 0

DOUBLES

1. Anna Rasmussen/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Cassie McKenzie/Ally McKenzie (SLU) 6-1

2. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) vs. Mika Misgav/Alba Salinas (SLU) 4-1, DNF

3. Marina Alcaide/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Alana Bourgeois/Ariana Rodridguez (SLU) 6-1

Order of Finish: 1, 3

SINGLES

1. #79 Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Cassie McKenzie (SLU) 6-2, 6-0

2. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) vs. Ally McKenzie (SLU) 6-1, 1-0, DNF

3. Marina Alcaide (VCU) def. Mika Misgav (SLU) 6-0, 6-1

4. Kanako Yano (VCU) vs. Mariluz Rojo (SLU) 6-2, 0-1, DNF

5. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Alba Salinas (SLU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) vs. Alana Bougeois (SLU) 6-1, 1-2, DNF

Order of Finish: 1, 5, 3

HEAD COACH PAUL KOSTIN
"We survived our first match, now on to the next one."

UP NEXT

VCU will face off against the winner of Duquesne and Davidson on Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Atlantic 10 Semifinals.