RICHMOND, Va. – Junior Kateryna Yergina (Kiev, Ukraine) is the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week in women's tennis.
Apparently, she wants to make this a routine as the third-year standout picked up her 11th straight singles win and helped the Virginia Commonwealth University women's tennis team ease past the Terriers of Boston University, 6-1, at the Thalhimer Tennis Center.
Yergina teamed with Laura Burns (Hertford, England) to top Francine Whu and Monikia Mical at #2 doubles, 8-1. The duo of Alex Bara (Oradea, Romania) and Olena Leonchuk (Kiev, Ukraine) secured the doubles point for the Black & Gold with a 8-1 win at #3 doubles over Petra Santini and Inayat Khosla.
The singles matches would start the same way with Yergina pounding Whu, 6-1, 6-0 at #2 to put the Rams up 2-0, with Bara following with a 6-1, 6-0 victory of her own at #5 singles.
BU would get a point at #1 singles, but no more as Burns locked down VCU's 15th win of the year with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Vivien Laszloffy at #3 singles.
Freshman Manuela Pietzuch (Hechingen, Germany) and Leonchuk rounded out the day with wins at #6 and #4, respectively.
The Black & Gold wrap up their busy stretch of three matches in three days with a 12 p.m. showdown with conference rival Delaware on Monday afternoon.
#24 VCU 6, Boston University 1
1. Ana Bara/Hjertquist def. Nunic/Laszloffy (BU), 8-4
2. #47 Burns/Yergina def. Whu/Mical (BU), 8-1
3. Alex Bara/Leonchuk def. Santini/Khosla (BU), 8-1
Order of Finish: 2,3,1
1. Stefanie Nunic (BU) def. Hjertquist, 6-4, 6-1
2. Yergina def. Francine Whu (BU), 6-1, 6-0
3. Burns def. Vivien Laszloffy (BU), 6-0, 7-5
4. Leonchuk def. Petra Santini (BU), 7-6 (1), 6-0
5. Alex Bara def. Monika Mical (BU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Pietzuch def. Jessi Linero (BU) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 10-8
Order of Finish: 2,5,1,3,4,6