RICHMOND, Va.—No matter what sport, you always want a statement win.  VCU made that statement when they took down a member of the ACC in Wake Forest, winning 4-3.

The Rams saw nothing but success in doubles action on Sunday.  Alena Gerasimova and Salome Kvitashvili started the day with a big 8-3 victory over Wake Forest's Ryann Cutillo and Karen Forman. 

VCU clinched the doubles point when Ana Bara and Alex Bara defeated Kayla Duncan and Rebecca Siegler 8-5.  The duo of Josefin Hjertquist and Daria Yakauleva won by default.

A default to give Salome Kvitashvili the win started the Rams off with a point in singles action.  Olga Terteac gave the Rams another point with her victory at the fourth position, dispatching her opponent in two sets as she won 6-2, 6-4. 

Not to be outdone, Gerasimova followed suit with a victory in two sets at the fifth position, 6-2, 6-3, clinching the day's win for the Rams.

VCU is now 10-4 on the season.  The Rams will return to action Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. when Temple University comes to town.

VCU 4, Wake Forest 3


  1. Ana Bara/Alex Bara (VCU) def. Kayla Duncan/Rebecca Siegler (WF), 8-5
  2. Alena Gerasimova/Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Ryann Cutillo/Karen Forman (WF), 8-3
  3. Josefin Hjertquist/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) won by default


  1. Kayla Duncan (WF) def. Ana Bara (VCU) 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8)
  2. Ryann Cutillo (WF) def. Alex Bara (VCU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
  3. Rebecca Siegler (WF) def. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
  4. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-2, 6-4
  5. Alena Gerasimova (VCU) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) won by default