RICHMOND, Va. – VCU women's tennis swept the Atlantic 10's weekly awards, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Anna Rasmussen earned Player of the Week accolades for the third time this year, and freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado was named the A10 Rookie of the Week for the fourth time.
Rasmussen led the Rams to a 6-0 victory over conference foe George Washington on Saturday, March 31 with an undefeated day. In singles play, she partnered with sophomore Kanako Yano to beat Melis Bayraktaroglu and Victoria Kogan 6-3 at the No. 1 position. She topped Bayraktaroglu again at No. 1 singles by a score of 7-5, 7-5.
Diaz Delgado also went undefeated against the Colonials. She teamed up with sophomore Noumea Witmus to defeat Julia Herlogsson and Sara Grubac at No. 2 doubles 6-2. The Almeria, Spain product notched the first singles victory of the day, topping Grubac at No. 2 singles 6-4, 6-1.
Rasmussen and Diaz Delgado are tied for the team lead in singles victories this season with 14. The Rams return to action on Saturday, April 7 with a road match at East Carolina at 10 a.m.