RAMS FALL TO ODU IN NON-CONFERENCE MATCH

Score: Old Dominion 4, VCU 0

Date: Jan. 30, 2018

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 2-2, Old Dominion 6-1

The short story: VCU women's tennis dropped a 4-0 non-conference decision against in-state rival Old Dominion.

OPENING SERVE

  • Junior Anna Rasmussen and freshman Melissa Ifidzhen defeated Holly Hutchinson and Yulia Starodubtseva at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, for their team-leading sixth doubles victory of the season.
  • The Monarchs won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to take the first point of the match.
  • ODU won in straight sets at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 singles to clinch the team win.
  • Rasmussen had won the first set and stormed back to tie the second set at 5-5 against Hutchinson when the match was called.

THE RESULTS

Doubles

1- Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) def. Holly Hutchinson/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU)  6-3

2- Natalia Vlasova/Victoria Olivarez (ODU) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado/Noumea Witmus (VCU)  6-3

3- Adriana Rajkovic/Natalya Malenko (ODU) def.  Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU)  6-4

Singles

1- Anna Rasmussen (VCU) vs. Holly Hutchinson (ODU)  6-3, 5-5 DNF (VCU led)

2- Natalia Vlasova (ODU) def. Paola Exposito Diaz Delgado (VCU) 6-2, 6-2

3- Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) 6-1, 6-3

4- Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) vs. Victoria Olivarez (ODU)  7-6(5), 2-1 DNF (ODU led)

5- Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU)  6-3, 6-2

6- Sofia Sualehe (VCU) vs. Louie McLelland (VCU)  Did Not Start

Order of finish: Doubles - 1, 2, 3   Singles - 5, 3, 2

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The Rams hit the road for the first time this dual season, traveling to take on Pitt on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

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