RASMUSSEN NOTCHES EIGHT WINS IN WILMINGTON

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Junior Anna Rasmussen totaled eight victories over three days to lead the VCU women's tennis team to a successful Seahawk National Invitational hosted by UNCW this past weekend.

Rasmussen went a perfect 4-0 in singles play, including a victory over Penn State's Ines Milosevic on Friday by a score of 7-5, 6-4. She also teamed up with freshman Melissa Ifidzhen to go 4-1 in doubles play.

Four Rams combined for a 9-6 singles record and a 6-3 doubles record. Ifidzhen and sophomore Gabriela Araujo each tallied 2-2 singles records, with sophomore Noumea Witmus rounding out the results with a 1-2 weekend.

The duo of Araujo and Witmus compiled a 2-2 doubles record.

VCU is back in action this upcoming weekend, traveling to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Wake Forest Invitational from Oct. 6-8.

 

The Results

Anna Rasmussen (4-0)

Anna Rasmussen def. Ines Milosevic (Penn State) 7-5, 6-4 - Friday

Anna Rasmussen def. Alexandra Andrivot (Campbell) 7-6 (1), 6-0 - Saturday

Anna Rasmussen def. Aida Kelic (Winthrop) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 - Saturday

Anna Rasmussen def. Victoria Olivarez (Old Dominion) 6-1, 5-7, 10-5 - Sunday

 

Melissa Ifidzhen (2-2)

Melissa Ifidzhen def. Gabby O'Gorman (Penn State) 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 - Friday

Ana Castillo (Campbell) def. Melissa Ifidzhen 6-4, 6-3 - Saturday

Melissa Ifidzhen def. Alya Mourad (Winthrop) 6-3, 7-5 - Saturday

Nataliia Vlasova (Old Dominion) def. Melissa Ifidzhen 6-2, 6-2 - Sunday

 

Noumea Witmus (1-2)

Shannon Hanley (Penn State) def. Noumea Witmus 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 - Friday

Lou Regen (Campbell) def. Noumea Witmus 6-3, 7-6 (6) - Saturday

Noumea Witmus def. Louie McLelland (Old Dominion) 7-5, 7-5 - Sunday

 

Gabriela Araujo (2-2)

Gabriela Araujo def. Brooke Campbell (Coastal Carolina) 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 - Friday

Gabriela Araujo def. Lea Cutura (Campbell) 6-1, 6-1 - Saturday

Ellie Burns (Winthrop) def. Gabriela Araujo 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 - Saturday

Adriana Rajkovic (Old Dominion) def. Gabriela Araujo 6-2, 6-1 - Sunday

 

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (4-1)

Madara Straume/Sabrina Barisano (UNCW) def. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen 6-4 - Friday

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen def. Nataliia Vlasova/Victoria Olivarez (Old Dominion) 7-6 (8) - Friday

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen def. Ana Castillo/Georgina Segarra (Campbell) 7-6 (3) - Saturday

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen def. Ines Milosevic/Gabby O'Gorman (Penn State) 7-5 - Saturday

Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen def. Sara Bondar/Somer Dalla-Bone (Coastal Carolina) 6-3 - Sunday

 

Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus (2-2)

Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus def. Xandra Fougner/Celeste Matute (UNCW) 6-2 - Friday

Louie McLelland/Adriana Rajkovic (Old Dominion) def. Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus 6-4 - Friday

Shannon Hanley/Samantha Smith (Penn State) def. Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus 6-1 - Saturday

Gabriela Araujo/Noumea Witmus def. Rylie Cox/Iryna Vardanian (Coastal Carolina) 6-2 - Sunday