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.
- 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.
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 Bakari (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
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.