RICHMOND, Va. – After spending last weekend on the road at the ITA Kickoff Weekend, the VCU women's tennis team was happy to be back at home at Thalhimer Tennis Center.

Their comfort at home carried into their play as the Black & Gold handled N.C. State, 6-1, en route to their sixth win of the season.

VCU took control of the day early on, jumping out to a 1-0 lead over NC State with a sweep in doubles competition.  The Rams finished up the day with four wins in singles competition, including victories by senior Ana Bara, sophomore Daria Yakauleva, sophomore Olga Terteac, and freshman Alena Gerasimova.

The Rams improve to 6-1 on the season, while NC State falls to 3-2 this spring.

VCU returns to action Sunday morning at 10 a.m. against Winthrop University at Thalhimer Tennis Center.
VCU 6, NC State 1


  1. Ana Bara/Alex Bara (VCU) def. Joelle Kissell/Ashley Miller (NC St.), 8-3
  2. Josefin Hjertquist/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) def. Tatiana Illova/Nicole Martinez (NC St.), 8-5
  3. Salome Kvitashvili/Alena Gerasimova (VCU) def. Elisha Hande/Sophie Nelson (NC St.), 8-3


  1. Joelle Kissell (NC St.) def. Alex Bara (VCU) 4-6, 7-5, 2-1 (injury default)
  2. Ana Bara (VCU) def. Tatiana Illova (NC St.) 6-0, 5-7, 2-3 (injury default)
  3. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) def. Ashley Miller (NC St.) 6-0, 6-1
  4. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Elisha Hande (NC St.) 7-5, 6-2
  5. Alena Gerasimova (VCU) def. Christy Sipes (NC St.) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  6. Marketa Placha (VCU) vs. Nicole Martinez (NC St.), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)