RAMS TAKE DOWN 30TH-RANKED N.C. STATE, 4-2, IN RALEIGH

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 4, #30 N.C. State 2
  • Records: VCU (12-4), N.C. State (9-1)
  • Location:  Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium - Raleigh, N.C.
  • The Short Story: Sophomore Salome Kvitashvili and junior Olga Terteac each scored singles and doubles victories to help VCU deal 30th-ranked N.C. State their first loss of the season, 4-2, in Raleigh.

How It Happened

  • Sophomore Cindy Chala teamed with senior Josefin Hjertquist to set the tone with an 8-5 win over NC State's Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez at the second doubles position. Kvitashvili and Terteac locked up the doubles point for the Black & Gold with an 8-6 win at the third spot.
  • After VCU took a 1-0 lead, the Wolfpacked answered with two quick singles victories to claim a 2-1 advantage.
  • Freshman Yukako Noi turned things around for the Rams with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Rachel James-Baker at the third singles spot. Kvitashvili followed quickly behind with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) thriller over Elisha Hande to give VCU a 3-2 advantage.
  • Terteac finished off the Black & Gold's victory with a hard-fought 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Nicole Martinez a the fourth singles spot.

#51 Virginia Commonwealth 4, #30 NC State 2

 Singles competition
1. #63 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. #91 Cindy Chala (VCU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Tatiana Illova (NCSU) def. Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Rachael James-Baker (NCSU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Nicole Martinez (NCSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
5. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Chloe Smith (NCSU) vs. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 2-6, 6-0, 4-4, unfinished

 Doubles competition
1. Joelle Kissell/Tatiana Illova (NCSU) vs. Olga Barscheuskaya/Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-5, unfinished
2. Josefin Hjertquist/Cindy Chala (VCU) def. Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NCSU) 8-5
3. Salome Kvitashvili/Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Chloe Smith/Sophie Nelson (NCSU) 8-6

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