Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinals
Score: #1 VCU 4 #8 Fordham 0
Location: Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus)
Records: VCU 15-5, Fordham 9-10
The short story: Freshman Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgato won her team-leading 17th singles match of the season as top-seeded VCU cruised past eighth-seeded Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Quarterfinals Thursday in Orlando, Fla.
- Diaz-Delgato was largely unchallenged in her singles match against Tatiana Grigoryan on the No. 2 court, forging ahead for a 6-1, 6-1 triumph.
- VCU also received singles win on the No. 4 court from sophomore Noumea Witmus, 6-0, 6-2 over Gianna Insogna.
- Freshman Sofia Sualehe improved to 4-3 on the No. 6 court for VCU this spring when she topped Whitney Weisberg in straight sets. Sualehe is 9-8 overall in her debut season.
- Sualehe also provided a doubles victory for the Black & Gold. She teamed with Marina Alcaide Bakkari for a 6-2 win over Grigoryan and Carolina Sa on the No. 3 court.
VCU advances to the A-10 Semifinals, where it will meet the winner of the Duquesne/Richmond match on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. VCU owns a 4-3 win over Richmond earlier this season.
#1 VCU 4, #8 FORDHAM 0
1. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) vs. Estelle Wong, 6-3, 1-0, DNF
2. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Tatiana Grigoryan, 6-1, 6-1
3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) vs. Maia Balce, 6-3, 3-0, DNF
4. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Gianna Insogna, 6-0, 6-2
5. Kanako Yano (VCU) vs. Carolina Sa, 6-3, 2-1, DNF
6. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Whitney Weisberg, 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 6
1. Anna Rasmussen/Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Estelle Wong/Whitney Weisberg, 6-2
2. Noumea Witmus/Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) vs. Maia Balce/Gianna Insogna, 5-4, DNF
3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Tatiana Grigoryan/Carolina Sa, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1