ORLANDO, Fla. – VCU Women's Tennis sophomore No. 77 Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Tournament after defeating No. 29 Melissa Lord of Stanford in three sets. She is set to face off against No. 57 Stacey Fung of Washington on Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
Diaz-Delgado dropped the first set to Lord but stormed back to win the next two sets, allowing her to advance to the second round.
With the win over Lord, Diaz-Delgado has kept her historical season going. Her successes began in the fall season when she won the singles crown at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championships, which earned her an automatic bid into the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.
Throughout the spring season, Diaz-Delgado, tabbed Atlantic 10 Performer of the Year en route to winning the second most singles matches (36) in VCU Women's Tennis history.
All information regarding the tournament can be found here.
No. 77 Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. No. 29 Melissa Lord (Stanford) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4