RAMS TAKE DOWN DUKES TO EARN 12TH WIN OF THE SEASON

Score: VCU 5, JMU 2

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU (12-4, 1-0 A10), JMU (10-7, 2-0 CAA)

The short story: VCU bounced back from its loss to ODU with a comfortable win against JMU to earn its 12th win of the season.

OPENING SERVE

  • The combination of Anna Rasmussen and Noumea Witmus took down Abby Amos and Daniela Voloh in No. 1 doubles to give VCU its first doubles victory of the match
  • Sofia Sualehe and Marina Alcaide Bakkari teamed up to defeat Jona Roka and Amanda Nord of ODU in No. 3 doubles to earn the doubles point for the Rams
  • In No. 1 singles, Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado took down Daria Afanasyeva in straight sets, only allowing three games against her
  • Kanako Yano comfortably defeated JMU's Roka in straight sets, outscoring her 12-2 to give VCU its third point of the match
  • Witmus sealed the victory for the Rams after taking down Emma Petersen in straight sets

THE RESULTS

VCU 5 JMU 2 

DOUBLES:

1. Anna Rasmussen/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Abby Amos/Daniela Voloh (JMU) 6-0

2. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado/Kanako Yano (VCU) vs. Emma Petersen/Daria Afanasyeva (JMU) 3-5 DNF

3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Jona Roka/Amanda Nord (JMU) 6-4

Order of Finish - 1, 3

SINGLES: 

1. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Daria Afanasyeva (JMU) 6-0, 6-3

2. Abby Amos (JMU) def. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8

3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Daniela Voloh (JMU) 6-3, 7-6(5)

4. Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Jona Roka (JMU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Emma Petersen (JMU) 6-4, 6-3

6. Amanda Nord (JMU) def. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish - 1, 4, 5, 6, 2, 3

UP NEXT

VCU returns to action at home when it faces off against W&M on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.