RAMS DEFEAT PHOENIX; WINING THEIR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MATCH

Score: VCU 6, Elon 1

Location: Richmond, Va. (Thalhimer Tennis Center)

Records: VCU 7-2, Elon 6-5

The short story: VCU cruised by Elon in its first match of the weekend doubleheader, winning its fifth consecutive match

OPENING SERVE

  • VCU's doubles partners Anna Rasmussen and Melissa Ifidzhen defeated Alex Koniaev and Maria Paraja of Elon with a perfect 6-0 score in No. 1 doubles
  • Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado outscored Suzanne Zenoni 12-2 to earn VCU its first singles victory and second point of the match
  • Rasmussen defeated Paraja in two sets in No. 2 singles
  • Marina Alcaide Bakkari sealed the win for VCU as she defeated Elon's Uma Nayar in two sets

THE RESULTS

VCU 6 Elon 1

DOUBLES:

1. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) def. Alex Koniaev/Maria Paraja (ELON) 6-0

2. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado/Kanako Yano (VCU) vs. Uma Nayar/Nicole Shiau (ELON) 5-4, DNF

3. Noumea Witmus/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Suzanne Zenoni/Olivia Archer (ELON) 6-4

Order of Finish - 1, 3

SINGLES:

1. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Suzanne Zenoni (ELON) 6-1, 6-1

2. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Maria Paraja (ELON) 6-1, 6-1

3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) def. Uma Nayar (ELON) 6-4, 6-1

4. Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Alex Koniaev (ELON) 6-2, 6-3

5. Nicole Shiau (ELON) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 6-3, 1-6, 10-4

6. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Olivia Archer (ELON) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8

Order of Finish - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

HEAD COACH PAUL KOSTIN
"Everybody played well today but we still have some work to do. We have a good and tough test tomorrow for the girls against Temple." 

UP NEXT
VCU returns to action tomorrow as it hosts Temple in the conclusion of the weekend double header at 11 a.m.