RAMS DOMINATE MORGAN STATE

Score: VCU 7, Morgan State 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 5-2, Morgan State 1-3
The short story: The Rams dominated the Bears in a midweek, non-conference tennis match, winning at all nine singles and doubles positions without dropping a set.

OPENING SERVE

  • The freshman duo of Marina Alcaide Bakkari and Sofia Sualehe combined at No. 3 doubles to win 6-1 over Peggy Rooke and Dana Santiago. Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado and sophomore Noumea Witmus then clinched the doubles point with a 6-0 victory over Kayla Price and Alexus Gill.
  • Playing out the No. 1 match, freshman Melissa Ifidzhen and junior Anna Rasmussen defeated Danielle Thompson and Asmara Faluke 6-2. It was their team-leading ninth doubles win of the year.
  • Diaz Delgado made quick work of Price at No. 2 singles, winning in straight sets without dropping a game.
  • Witmus extended the VCU lead to 3-0 with a straight-set victory at No. 5 singles over Rooke by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
  • Ifidzhen clinched the win for the Rams by topping Gill 6-1, 6-2.
  • Across 10 sets in the singles matches from position 2 through 5, VCU lost a total of just nine games.

THE RESULTS

Doubles
1- Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) vs. Danielle Thompson/Asmara Faluke (MSU)  6-2
2- Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Noumea Witmus (VCU) vs. Kayla Price/Alexus Gill (MSU)  6-0
3- Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) vs. Peggy Rooke/Dana Santiago (MSU)  6-1

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Danielle Thompson (MSU)  6-2, 7-5
2- Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. Kayla Price (MSU)  6-0, 6-0
3- Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Asmara Faluke (MSU)  6-2, 6-2
4- Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) def. Alexus Gill (MSU)  6-1, 6-2
5- Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Peggy Rooke (MSU)  6-0, 6-1
6- Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Dana Santiago (MSU)  6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 5, 4, 3, 1, 6

UP NEXT

VCU hits the road to take on the Elon Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Elon, N.C. at 1 p.m.

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