RAMS DEFEAT A-10 RIVAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

Score: VCU 6, George Washington 0

Date: March 31, 2018

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 12-3, George Washington 8-8

The short story: In VCU's first match against an Atlantic 10 opponent this season, the Rams picked up a dominating 6-0 victory over George Washington.

OPENING SERVE

  • Paired together for just the second time this season, junior Anna Rasmussen and sophomore Kanako Yano combined for a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles over Melis Bayraktaroglu and Victoria Kogan.
  • Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado and sophomore Noumea Witmus clinched the doubles point for the Rams with a 6-2 win over Julia Herlogsson and Sara Grubac at No. 2 doubles.
  • Diaz Delgado and Rasmussen each picked up their team-leading 14th singles victories of the season. Diaz Delgado made quick work of Grubac at No. 2 singles, winning 6-4, 6-1. Rasmussen extended the Rams lead to 5-0 at No. 1 singles, beating Bayrataroglu 7-5, 7-5.
  • Yano won her fourth straight singles match at the No. 5 position, beating Diana Kussainova 6-1, 6-4.
  • Freshman Marina Alcaide Bakkari clinched the match for VCU with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Herlogsson at No. 3 singles. Fellow freshman Sofia Sualehe closed out the day with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Kamilla Beisenova at No. 6 singles.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1- Anna Rasmussen/Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Melis Bayraktaroglu/Victoria Kogan (GW)  6-3

2- Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Julia Herlogsson/Sara Grubac (GW)  6-2

3- Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) vs. Marie-Louise Decamps/Diana Kussainova (GW)  4-4 DNF

Order of Finish: 1, 2

Singles

1- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Melis Bayraktaroglu (GW)  7-5, 7-5

2- Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. Sara Grubac (GW)  6-4, 6-1

3- Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Julia Herlogsson (GW)  6-1, 7-6(1)

4- Noumea Witmus (VCU) vs. Marie-Louise Decamps (GW)  4-6, 6-2, 3-3 DNF

5- Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Diana Kussainova (GW)  6-1, 6-4

6- Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Kamilla Beisenova (GW)  6-2, 7-6(6)

Order of Finish: 2, 5, 3 1, 6

UP NEXT

The Rams travel south next weekend for an April 7 match at East Carolina at 10 a.m.

 

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