Score: VCU 4, Cincinnati 3
Date: March 3, 2018
Location: Huntington, W.Va.
Records: VCU 9-2, Cincinnati 7-5
The short story: The top of the singles lineup carried the Rams to a 4-3 win over Cincinnati in non-conference action in a neutral site match hosted by Marshall.
- The Rams took the doubles point with victories on Courts 2 and 3. Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado and sophomore Noumea Witmus defeated Antonella Bramato and Ali Miller 6-2, and freshman duo Sofia Sualehe and Marina Alcaide Bakkari defeated Alexia Coutino and Emma Miceli 6-3.
- In addition to winning in doubles, Diaz Delgado and Alcaide Bakkari both picked up singles wins. Diaz Delgado defeated Coutino 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Alcaide Bakkari defeated Caroline Morton at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-4.
- Junior Anna Rasmussen rounded out VCU's scoring with a win at No. 1 singles over Ioana Guna by a score of 6-1, 6-2.
Order of finish: 1,2,3
1 – Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Ioana Guna (Cincy) 6-1, 6-2
2 – Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. Alexia Coutino (Cincy) 6-4, 6-4
3 – Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Caroline Morton (Cincy) 6-3, 6-4
4 – Antonella Bramato (Cincy) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-4, 6-4
5 – Emma Miceli (Cincy) def. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 6-4, 6-2
6 – Anna Philp (Cincy) def. Gabriela Araujo (VCU) 8-6
Order of finish: 1,5,3,2,4,6
The Rams stay in Huntington, W. Va., to face Marshall tomorrow, March 4, at 11 a.m.