RAMS TAKE DOWN COLONIALS; MOVE TO 13-5 ON SEASON

Score: VCU 4, George Washington 2

Location: Washington, D.C.

Records: VCU (13-5, 2-0 A-10), GW (8-8, 4-2 A-10)

The short story: VCU took down George Washington in its second conference match of the season behind strong doubles play

OPENING SERVE

  • Marina Alcaide Bakkari and Sofia Sualehe teamed up to take down Victoria Kogan and Xenia de Luna to give VCU its first doubles victory of the match
  • The combination of Anna Rasmussen and Noumea Witmus defeated Maria Siopacha and Melis Bayraktaroglu to seal the doubles point for the Rams
  • In No. 1 singles, Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado took down Siopacha in three sets, to seal the victory for VCU
  • Witmus defeated de Luna in straight sets to give VCU its third point of the day
  • Sualahe defeated Kogan in straight sets while only allowing three games against her which gave VCU its second point of the match

THE RESULTS

VCU 4 GW 2

DOUBLES:

1. Anna Rasmussen/Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Maria Siopacha/Melis Bayraktaroglu (GW) 6-2

2. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) vs. Sara Grubac/Katarina Marinkovikj (GW) 5-1 unfinished

3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe(VCU) Victoria Kogan/Xenia de Luna (GW) 6-1

Order of Finish – 3, 1

SINGLES: 

1. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. Maria Siopacha (GW) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

2. Sara Grubac (GW) def. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) 6-3, 6-1

3. Marina Alcaide Bakkari (VCU) vs. Melis Bayraktaroglu (GW) 5-7, 6-1, 5-5 unfinished

4. Katarina Marinkovikj (GW) def. Kanako Yano (VCU) 6-1, 7-6 (3)

5. Noumea Witmus (VCU) def. Xenia de Luna (GW) 6-3, 6-0

6. Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Victoria Kogan (GW) 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish – 2, 6, 5, 4, 1

UP NEXT

VCU returns to action when it travels to George Mason on Wednesday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.