RICHMOND, Va. – Men’s basketball wasn’t the only team winning this weekend. Virginia Commonwealth University women’s tennis team knocked off conference foe Georgia State on Saturday with a 5-2 victory.

VCU (16-3) led 3-0 overall in the match when Ana Bara defeated Maryna Kozachenko at the No. 4 singles to clinch the win for the Rams.

The Rams won the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. Daria Yakavleva added to the lead by winning in straight sets at the No. 5 spot, overtaking Martina Ondrackova.

Sophomore Josefin Hjertquist won in straight sets at No. 2 singles against Tereza Lerova to increase VCU’s lead to 3-0. It was then that Alex Bara brought home the win for the Rams with her straight set victories at No. 3 singles against Katerina Gresova.

The Rams will head to Huntington, W.V. to face Louisville on April 2. The first serve is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

#37 VCU 5, #65 Georgia State 2
Mar 26, 2011 at Richmond, Va.

Singles competition

1. Abigail Tere-Apisah (GSU) def. Kateryna Yergina (VCU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)

2. Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) def. Tereza Lerova (GSU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Alex Bara (VCU) def. Katerina Gresova (GSU) 6-4, 6-3

4. Ana Bara (VCU) def. Maryna Kozachenko (GSU) 6-2, 6-4

5. Daria Yakavleva (VCU) def. Martina Ondrackova (GSU) 6-1, 6-3

6. Kir Kemp (GSU) def. Olga Terteac (VCU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)


Doubles competition

1. Maryna Kozachenko/Abigail Tere-Apisah (GSU) def. Kateryna Yergina/Alex Bara (VCU) 8-5

2. Ana Bara/Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) def. Kir Kemp/Tereza Lerova (GSU) 8-5

3. Daria Yakavleva/Manuela Pietzuch (VCU) def. Martina Ondrackova/Katerina Gresova (GSU) 8-5


Match Notes

Georgia State 11-3; National ranking #65

VCU 16-3; National ranking #37

Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (5,2,4,3,1,6)