RAMS DOMINATE SPIDERS, 4-0, ROLL INTO ATLANTIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 4, Richmond 0
  • Records: VCU (21-4), Richmond (11-12)
  • Location: Boar's Head Sports Club - Charlottesville, Va.
  • The Short Story: For the third straight day, the VCU Women's Tennis team failed to drop a single match and rolled into the Atlantic 10 Championship with a 4-0 throttling of crosstown rival, Richmond, on Saturday morning. Junior Olga Terteac, sophomore Salome Kvitashvili and freshman Yukako Noi all claimed singles victories on the day.

How It Happened

  • Senior Josefin Hjertquist and sophomore Cindy Chala got things started for the Black & Gold with a decisive 8-2 win at the second doubles spot. Terteac and Kvitashvili wrapped up the doubles point for VCU with an 8-5 win at the third spot in the doubles lineup to give the Rams 1-0 advantage.
  • Noi quickly made it 2-0 with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 win over Richmond's Elizabeth Sims at #2 singles.
  • Terteac followed with a 6-1, 6-2 win at the fifth spot in the singles lineup, followed by Kvitashvili secured the victory for VCU with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at #4 singles.

VCU 4, Richmond 0

SINGLES

1. Cindy Chala (VCU) vs. Melissa Kandinata (UR) 6-4, 4-3, DNF
2. Yukako Noi (VCU) def. Elizabeth Sims (UR) 6-2, 6-2
3. Anna Abadias (UR) vs. Josefin Hjertquist (VCU) 7-5, 1-3, DNF
4. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Katya Salas (UR) 6-1, 6-3
5. Olga Terteac (VCU) def. Alexandra Smyth (UR) 6-1, 6-2
6. Olga Barscheheuskaya (VCU) vs. Emily Gitman (UR) 6-4, 5-2, DNF

Order of Finish: 2, 5, 4

DOUBLES

1. Olga Barscheheuskaya/Yukako Noi (VCU) vs. Melissa Kandinata/Katya Salas (UR) 7-5, DNF
2. Josefin Hjertquist/Cindy Chala (VCU) def. Elizabetha Sims/Alexandra Smyth (UR) 8-2
3. Olga Terteac/Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Anna Abadias/Emily Gitman (UR) 8-5

Order of Finish: 2, 3

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