WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPETES AT ITA ATLANTIC REGIONALS

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Gabriela Araujo notched a 2-1 record to lead VCU women's tennis at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championships this past weekend at Virginia Tech's Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

Araujo advanced through the qualifying draw by defeating Maryland's Zoe Kulkarni in a three-set battle (6-2, 2-6, 6-4), then beating Virginia Tech's Luisa Uscocovich in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). She would eventually fall to Yulia Starodubtseva of Old Dominion in the round of 64, with set scores of 6-3, 6-4.

Junior Anna Rasmussen and freshman Melissa Ifidzhen highlighted doubles play for the Rams, advancing to the round of 32 by defeating Longwood's Marija Venta and Jamie Breunig 8-2.

VCU returns to action Oct. 27-29 at the Wofford Invite in Spartanburg, S.C.

 

The Results

Gabriela Araujo 2-1

First Qualifying Round (10/13) - Gabriela Araujo def. Zoe Kulkarni (Maryland), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Second Qualifying Round (10/13) - Gabriela Araujo def. Luisa Uscocovich (Virginia Tech), 6-3, 6-4

Round of 64 (10/14) - Yulia Starodubtseva (Old Dominion) def. Gabriela Araujo, 6-2, 6-4

 

Marina Alcaide Bakkari 0-1

Qualifying (10/13) - Gabby O'Gorman (Penn State) def. Marina Alcaide Bakkari, 6-0, 6-3

 

Anna Rasmussen 0-1

Round of 64 (10/14) - Anna Makarova (James Madison) def. Anna Rasmussen, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

 

Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado 0-1

Round of 64 (10/14) - Cassie Mercer (Virginia) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado, 6-3, 6-3

 

Melissa Ifidzhen 0-1

Round of 64 (10/14) - Anna Smith (Marshall) def. Melissa Ifidzhen, 6-3, 7-5

 

Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Marina Alcaide Bakkari 0-1

Round of 64 (10/13) - Liz Norman/Abby Amos (James Madison) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Marina Alcaide Bakkari, 8-4

 

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen 1-1

Round of 64 (10/13) - Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen def. Marija Venta/Jamie Breunig (Longwood), 8-2

Round of 32 (10/14) - Holly Hutchinson/Yulia Starodubtseva (Old Dominion) def. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen, 8-6

 

 

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