April 4, 2014

RAMS DROP 5-2 DECISION TO SOUTH FLORIDA

The Basics

  • Score: #46 South Florida 5, VCU 2
  • Records: VCU (8-8), South Florida (14-3)
  • Location: Thalhimer Tennis Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village – Richmond, Va.
  • The Short Story: Junior Salome Kvitashvili notched a singles and doubles victory, but it wasn't enough as the VCU women's tennis team dropped a tough road match to red hot South Florida, 5-2. The Bulls have now won 11 straight matches.
How It Happened
  • The Rams got off to a fast start, taking the doubles point behind victories from Kvitashvili and her partner Olga Terteac, as well as the pair of Cindy Chala and Ludivine Burguiere.
  • Kvitashvili added a victory at #4 singles, 6-4, 6-2 over South Florida's Fanny Fracassi.
#46 South Florida 5, VCU 2
Singles
1) Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Cindy Chala (VCU), 6-1, 6-1
2) Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Yukako Noi (VCU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
3) Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-1, 6-2
4) Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Fanny Fracassi (USF), 6-4, 6-2
5) Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU), 6-1, 6-3
6) Olga Martinez (USF) def. Ludivine Burguiere (VCU), 6-2, 6-3 

Doubles
1) Alonso-Martinez/Rizzolo (USF) vs. Barscheuskaya/Yakauleva (VCU), DNF
2) Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU) def. Garrido-Rivas/Fracassi (USF), 8-5
3) Chala/Burguiere (VCU) def. Bessonova/Martinez (USF), 8-3 

Up Next

  • The Rams return to the courts on Saturday when they take on Georgia State in a neutral site match in Tampa. First serve is set for 10 a.m. 
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