RAMS DROP ROAD MATCH TO EAST CAROLINA

Score: East Carolina 4, VCU 3

Date: April 7, 2018

Location: Greenville, N.C. (ECU Indoor Tennis Facility)

Records: VCU 12-4, ECU 14-8

The short story: Despite winning the doubles point, VCU women's tennis dropped a 4-3 decision on the road to East Carolina.

OPENING SERVE

  • The Rams came from behind to take the doubles point with victories on courts 1 and 3. Junior Anna Rasmussen and sophomore Kanako Yano clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Alisa Diercksen and Lisa Hofbauer.
  • Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado made quick work of Nastja Rettich at No. 2 singles, winning 6-4, 6-2.
  • Fellow freshman Marina Alcaide Bakkari rounded out VCU's scoring with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Sarah Sarjoo at No. 3 singles.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1 – Anna Rasmussen/Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Alisa Diercksen/Lisa Hofbauer (ECU) 6-4

2 – Ho Chiao Hsia/Nastja Rettich (ECU) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-3

3 – Melissa Ifidzhen/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Anni Veinsteina/Celia Ruiz 6-3

Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Singles

1 – Lisa Hofbauer (ECU) def. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

2 – Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. Nastja Rettich (ECU) 6-4, 6-2

3 – Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Sarah Sarjoo 6-3, 7-5

4 – Alisa Diercksen (ECU) def. Kanako Yano (VCU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

5 – Anni Veinstein (ECU) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-3, 6-4

6 – Ho Chiao Hsia (ECU) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 6-4, 6-4

Order of Finish: 2,1,3,4,5,6

UP NEXT

The Rams travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to face James Madison on Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.

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