RICHMOND, Va.—Over 33,000 people descended (see Monument Ave 10k) on Richmond today to make just over a six mile run.  VCU Women's Tennis made a run of their own as they took down Marshall University 4-1, stretching their win streak to four games.

The Rams took control early by earning the doubles point to start match-play.  Ana and Alex Bara struck first with an 8-4 victory over the Herd's Dominika Zaprazna and Maria Voscekova.  Olga Terteac and Daria Yakauleva secured the point by defeating Kara Kucin and Ellie Ball 8-4.

Terteac continued her dominance on the court with a two-set match against Ball, taking a singles point after winning 7-5 and 6-2.  Yakauleva followed her doubles partner with a resounding 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kristina Koprcina.

An injury default by Alena Gerasimova gave the Thundering Herd an opening, but Salome Kvitashvili quickly closed it with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Karlyn Timko.

VCU improves to 13-4 on the season.  This marks the second win over Marshall University this season, as they defeated the Thundering Herd 5-1 at the ITA Kick-Off earlier in the year.

The Rams will next head down to Florida to take on Marquette on April 6.

VCU 4, Marshall 1


  1. Ana Bara/Alex Bara (VCU) def. Dominika Zaprazna/Maria Voscekova (MU), 8-4
  2. Olga Terteac/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) def. Kara Kucin/Ellie Ball (MU), 8-4
  3. Karlyn Timko/Kristina Koprcina (MU) def. Alena Gerasimova/Salome Kvitashvili (VCU), 8-7(4)


  1. Ana Bara (VCU) vs. Dominika Zaprazna (MU) 4-6, 6-0, DNF
  2. Alex Bara (VCU) vs. Maria Voscekova (MU) 7-5, 3-0, DNF
  3. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Ellie Ball (MU) 7-5, 6-2
  4. Kara Kucin (MU) def. Alena Gerasimova (VCU) 6-3, 1-0 Default—Injury
  5. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) def. Kristina Koprcina (MU) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Karlyn Timko (MU) 6-3, 6-3