WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Over four months have gone by since the Virginia Commonwealth University women's tennis team reeled off three straight wins to capture the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Championship en route to a top-25 ranking.
In its first appearance since the spring season, the Black & Gold looked as sharp as they did in April reeling off a combined 18-5 singles mark at the 18th annual William & Mary Fall Invitational this past weekend.
Leading the way for the Rams was sophomore Josefin Hjertquist (Spanga, Sweden) who went unblemished through the Flight B singles bracket. She posted four straight wins, including a 2-6, 6-0, 10-8 victory over the second-seeded Hana Toljanovic of Virginia.
Junior Ana Bara (Oradea, Romania) also had a solid weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark, two of which were decisive straight set victories before toppling third-seeded Caryssa Peretz of Virginia, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
The two new members of the Rams showed a lot of promise with Olga Terteac (Cisinau, Moldova) tallying a 3-0 mark and Daria Yakauleva (Minsk, Belarus) going 3-1 over the weekend.
VCU returns to action next weekend in the UVA Fall Invitational beginning on Friday, Sept. 17th in Charlottesville, Va.
L, #4 Emily Fraser, UVA (6-3, 6-4)
L, Hideko Tachibana, Harvard (6-4, 6-4)
W, Joanna Dobrowlska, ODU (6-4, 6-4)
W, Helen Cunningham, UR (2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
W, Jordan Hansbrough, Maryland (6-3, 6-3)
W, Marivcik Mamiit, W&M, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
W, Hana Toljanovic, UVA (2-6, 6-0, 10-8)
W, Sydney Grant, UR (6-2, 6-3)
L, Hana Toljanovic, UVA (7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (3))
W, Diana Ivanova, ODU (6-1, 6-2)
W, Sandra Herrera, Winthrop (6-2, 6-3)
W, Kara Kucin, Marshall (7-5, 6-1)
W, Hope Johnson, W&M (6-4, 6-1)
W, Isel Martinez-Marcos (6-3, 7-5)
W, Katie Kargl, W&M (6-2, 6-2)
W, Samantha Rosekrans, Harvard (6-3, 7-5)
W, Alex Lehman, Harvard (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)
W, Tea Ivanovic, Tech (7-6, 6-3)
L, Marjorie Baker, UVA (6-4, 6-3)
W, Giovanna Portiolli, Winthrop (6-3, 6-4)
W, Katerina Kovacevic, Columbia (6-1, 7-5)
L, Burce Kurkan, Maryland (7-5, 7-5 (6))
W, Breuss/Zaytseva, Winthrop, 8-4
W, Voscekova/Zaprazna, Marshall, 8-6
L, Hardenbergh/Vierra, 2-2, ret.