Scores: VCU 6, Saint Louis 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 7-2, Saint Louis 5-5
The short story: The Rams put together a solid team performance to defeat Saint Louis 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. After securing the doubles point, VCU jumped to an early 1-0 lead and didn't look back.
- Senior Darya Berezhnaya and Noumea Witmus defeated Cassie McKenzie and Ariana Rodriguez.
- Shortly after, Magda Aubets and Gabriela Araujo downed Ally McKenzie and Mariluz Rojo Domingo to earn the lone doubles point.
- Sophomore Janina Braun continued her dominant play thus far. She gave the Rams a 2-0 lead by winning her singles match in consecutive sets. She is now 14-4 overall this season.
- Sophomore Anna Rasmussen also won her singles match in consecutive sets. She holds a 11-6 record on the year.
- Berezhnaya earned another point to give the Rams a commanding 4-0 lead. She defeated Cassie McKenzie in consecutive sets and is now 13-5 overall in singles play.
- Magda Aubets also collected a point. She downed Ally McKenzie, 6-3, 6-3 and holds a 12-6 record thus far.
- With a 5-1 lead, freshman Noumea Witmus finished the match strong for The Black and Gold. She defeated Ariana Rodriguez in consectuve sets.
1- Eleonore Tchakarova/Verginie Tchakarova (SLU) def. Janina Braun/Anna Rasmussen, 7-6(5)
2- Darya Berezhnaya/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Cassie McKenzie/Ariana Rodriguez, 6-2
3- Magda Aubets/Gabriela Araujo (VCU) def. Ally McKenzie/Mariluz Rojo Domingo, 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1- Janina Braun (VCU) def. Eleonore Tchakarova, 6-2, 6-2
2- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Verginie Tchakarova, 6-3, 6-1
3- Magda Aubets (VCU) def. Ally McKenzie, 6-3, 6-3
4- Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Cassie McKenzie, 6-3, 6-2
5- Mariluz Rojo Domingo (SLU) def. Gabriela Araujo, 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
6- Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Ariana Rodriguez, 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6
The Rams will host the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center at 2 p.m.