Scores: VCU 0, Rice 4
Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)
Records: VCU 12-7, Rice 12-5
The short story: The Rams fell to Rice at home on Sunday afternoon at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. Due to numbers, VCU was forced to default a match in both singles and doubles play which gave the Owls a 2-0 advantage. Redshirt Freshman Isabella Capato Camargo made her season debut for the Rams on the fifth court.
- Senior Darya Berezhnaya and Magda Aubets battled Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang on the first court in doubles play, but fell 6-2. A VCU default allowed Rice to secure the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead.
- The second VCU default put Rice ahead 2-0.
- The Owls scored two consecutive points to put the match out of reach for the Rams.
- Aubets competed on the first court for the first time this season. She faced Lindsey Hodge, ranked 98th by the ITA, but was unable to finish the match.
- Berezhnaya played on the second court for the first time this season where she battled Katherine Ip, ranked 101st by the ITA.
1- Lindsey Hodge/Wendy Zhang (RICE) def. Darya Berezhnaya/Magda Aubets (VCU) 6-2
2- Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus (VCU) vs. Katherine Ip/Savannah Durkin (RICE) 2-5, (DNF_
3- **VCU Default**
Order of finish: 3, 1
1- Magda Aubets (VCU) vs. Lindsey Hodge (RICE), 5-7, 0-1 (DNF)
2- Darya Berezhnaya (VCU) vs. Katherine Ip (RICE), 3-6, 0-5 (DNF)
3- Wendy Zhang (RICE) def. Gabriela Araujo, 6-2, 6-1
4- Noumea Witmus (VCU) vs. Fernanda Astete (RICE), 4-6, 3-2 (DNF)
5- Alison Ho (RICE) def. Isabella Capato Camargo, 6-4, 6-0
6- **VCU Default**
Order of finish: 6, 3, 5
The Rams are back in action on Sunday, April 9, when they travel to face George Washington at Noon.