RAMS FALL SHORT TO PENN ST. IN USTA COLLEGIATE SERIES MATCH

Score: Penn St. 4, VCU 3

Location: Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus)

Records: VCU 9-3, Penn St. 9-3

The short story: VCU fell just short to Penn St. in the first of its two-match road stretch.

OPENING SERVE

  • The combination of Anna Rasmussen and Melissa Ifidzhen defeated Gabby O'Gorman and Olivia Rohrbacher of Penn St. to give VCU its first doubles victory of the match
  • Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado took down O'Gorman in two sets, only allowing two games against her
  • In No. 2 singles, Rasmussen and Rohrbacher battled hard and took their match into three sets, where Rasmussen eventually came out on top
  • Kanako Yano defeated PSU's Ferderikke Svarre in two sets, which gave VCU its third point of the day
  • Ifidzhen fought hard against Chelsea Sawyer and took the first set, but fell short in the next two to give Sawyer the point for PSU

THE RESULTS

Penn St. 4 | VCU 3

DOUBLES:

1. Anna Rasmussen/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) def. Gabby O'Gorman/Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU) 7-5

2. Samantha Smith/Shannon Hanley (PSU) def. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado/Kanako Yano (VCU) 7-6 (5)

3. Chelsea Sawyer/Frederikke Svarre (PSU) def. Noumea Witmus/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 6-2

Order of Finish – 3, 1, 2

SINGLES:

1. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Gabby O'Gorman 6-0, 6-2

2. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) def. Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)

3. Kanako Yano (VCU) def. Frederikke Svarre (PSU) 6-4, 6-2

4. Chelsea Sawyer (PSU) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

5. Samantha Smith (PSU) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)

6. Shannon Hanley (PSU) def. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 6-3, 6-3

Order of Finish - 1, 3, 6, 5, 4, 2

UP NEXT

VCU returns to action on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. when it faces off against Florida Atlantic.