Scores: VCU 3, Dartmouth 4
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 6-2, Dartmouth 8-1
The short story: After trailing 2-0, the Rams made a late push but ultimately fell to Dartmouth in a close 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. Sophomore's Magda Aubets and Anna Rasmussen won in singles play, as well as senior Darya Berezhnaya.
- Down two points, Rasmussen earned the first point for the Rams with a dominant 6-3, 6-3 win over Dartmouth's Jacqueline Crawford. She now possesses and overall record of 10-6 in singles play this year.
- Berezhnaya pulled the Rams within one by defeating Kristina Mathis. The veteran has a 12-5 overall singles record thus far.
- Aubets tied things up at three a piece with a three set victory. She is now 11-6 overall on the year.
- With the match tied 3-3, freshman Gabriela Araujo battled in a tough three set match, but Dartmouth's Chuyang Guan slipped by to earn the deciding point and give The Big Green a 4-3 win.
1- Taylor Ng/Kristina Mathis (DARTMOUTH) def. Janina Braun/Anna Rasmussen, 6-2
2- Darya Berezhnaya/Noumea Witmus (VCU) vs. Julia Schroeder/Racquel Lyn, 4-5 (no result)
3- Jacqueline Crawford/Allison McCann (DARTMOUTH) def. Magda Aubets/Gabriela Araujo,6-3
Order of finish: 1, 3
1- Taylor Ng (DARTMOUTH)def. Janina Braun, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
2- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Jacqueline Crawford, 6-3, 6-3
3- Magda Aubets (VCU) def. Julia Schroeder, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
4- Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Kristina Mathis, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
5- Racquel Lyn (DARTMOUTH) def. Noumea Witmus, 6-1, 6-3
6- Chuyang Guan (DARTMOUTH) def. Gabriela Araujo, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 2, 1, 4, 3, 6
The Rams will host the Billikins of Saint Louis for their second conference match of the season on Friday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.