RAMS DOMINANT IN HOME OPENER

Score: VCU 4, Morgan State 1, VCU 5, George Mason 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 3-0, Morgan State 0-3, George Mason 2-1

The short story:  The Rams continued their dominant singles play as they defeated both Morgan State and George Mason VCU 4-1 Invitational Friday, Jan. 27 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. The Black and Gold finished the day with a perfect 7-0 overall singles record.
FIRST SERVE

  • Newcomer Noumea Witmus collected her first career singles win by defeating Morgan State's Yvonne Peters-Washington in consecutive sets, 6-0, 7-5.
  • Sophomores Anna Rasmussen and Janina Braun won both of their singles matches. The two are now 2-0 in dual singles matches this season.
  • Senior Darya Berezhnaya dominated George Mason's Liz Lowe in consecutive sets to earn her first dual match of the season.
  • Freshman Gabriela Araujo improved to a 2-0 dual singles record.
  • Magda Aubets and Witmus earned the first point of the second match for the Rams by defeating George Mason's Sydney Green and Rachel Lee, 6-3, 6-0.
RESULTS
 
VCU 4, Morgan State
Singles
1. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Danielle ThompsoN, 6-1, 6-2
2. Janina Braun (VCU) def. Chloe Kabamba, 6-3, 6-2
3. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Yvonne Peters-Washington, 6-0, 7-5
4. Magda Aubets (VCU)    **MSU Default**
Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 1

Doubles
1. Kayla Price/Katia Jordan (MSU) def. Darya Berezhnaya/Gabriela Araujo (2-6, 6-4, 1-1(10-6)
 
VCU 5, George Mason 0

Singles
1. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Scarlett Walston, 7-5, 6-0
2. Janina Braun (VCU) def. Olivia Lacy-Thompson, 6-0, 6-0
3. Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Liz Lowe, 6-1, 6-1
4. Gabriela Araujo (VCU) def. Sutherlyn Brinn, 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 4, 3 

Doubles
1. Magda Aubets/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Sydney Green/Rachel Lee, 6-3, 6-0

UP NEXT
The Rams will wrap up the VCU 4-1 Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 29 when they host Temple at the Thalhimer Tennis Center at 10 a.m.

 
 
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