Score: East Tennessee State 5, VCU 2
Date: March 24, 2017
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 11-3, East Tennessee State 8-9
The short story: VCU had its win streak halted at nine matches with a 5-2 loss against East Tennessee State on Saturday.
- Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado and sophomore Noumea Witmus led 5-3 at No. 2 doubles, but the match went unfinished with the Bucs clinched the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions.
- Sophomore Kanako Yano won her third consecutive match, defeating Melissa Esguerra 6-4, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
- Witmus battled to a three-set victory at No. 4 singles to cap the day, defeating Alejandra Morales 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
- ETSU notched wins at the top three singles positions to clinch the match.
Order of Finish: 1, 3
1- Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) 6-3, 6-3
2- Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) 6-4, 6-3
3- Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) 6-1, 6-4
4- Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
5- Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) 6-4, 6-0
6- Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) def. Gabriela Araujo (VCU) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 5, 2, 6, 4
Pending a reschedule of the postponed home match against Liberty, the Rams will next play in a week when they host Atlantic 10 foe George Washington at Thalhimer Tennis Center at noon.