Scores: VCU 6, Elon 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 9-2, Elon 9-5
The short story: The Rams collected their ninth win of the season by defeating Elon 6-1 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. VCU was perfect in doubles play and jumped to an early 1-0 lead. The Rams continued their success in singles play where five players were able to secure a point on the singles court.
- Sophomores Janina Braun and Anna Rasmussen defeated Maria Paraja and Alex Koniaev, 6-2. The pair holds a commanding 13-5 overall doubles record this season.
- Senior Darya Berezhnaya and Noumea Witmus secured the doubles point. The duo is now 5-2 overall on the year.
- Magda Aubets and Gabriela Araujo collected a doubles win as well. They downed Olivia Lucas and Erica Braschi, 6-3.
- Ahead 1-0, Braun won in consecutive sets to put the Rams ahead by two points. She leads the team with 16 wins, and is 16-4 overall.
- Rasmussen then put the Rams ahead 3-0. She defeated Suzanne Zenoni, 6-4, 6-1 in consecutive sets and is now 13-6 overall.
- Berezhnaya's win on the fourth court put VCU out of reach with a 4-1 lead. She is second on the team with 15 wins, and is 15-5 overall.
- Araujo won in consecutive sets as well. She is now 9-9 overall during her freshman campaign thus far.
- Freshman Noumea Witmus secured the final point for The Black and Gold. She downed Alex Koniaev in three sets to earn her fourth win of the year.
1- Janina Braun/Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Maria Paraja/Alex Koniaev, 6-2
2- Darya Berezhnaya/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Suzanne Zenoni/Kirsten Ward, 6-3
3- Magda Aubets/Gabriela Araujo (VCU) def. Olivia Lucas/Erica Braschi, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
1- Janina Braun (VCU) def. Erica Braschi, 6-2, 6-0
2- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Suzanne Zenoni, 6-4, 6-1
3- Olivia Lucas (ELON) def. Magda Aubets, 6-2, 6-3
4- Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Maria Paraja, 6-4, 6-2
5- Gabriela Araujo (VCU) def. Kirsten Ward, 6-3, 6-3
6- Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Alex Koniaev, 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The Rams will be back in action on Saturday, Mar. 11 when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to take on Florida Atlantic University.