Sports Briefs

Women’s Tennis moved up to 4-0 after a 5-0 victory over East Carolina last Sunday in the last day of the VCU 4-1 Invitational.

VCU had straight-set wins over the opposition from Silvia Urickova, Barbora Zahnova, and Cristina Gago.

Urickova defeated Lyndall Jordan, 6-3, 6-0. Zahnova defeated Raluca Baicu 6-1,6-0. Gago put away Lauren Perry 6-0,6-1.

In doubles, freshmen Beatriz Carbera and Ana Frano-Lopez also had a straight set win. The pair defeated Emily Kohl and Paulina Sierpinski 6-1, 6-0.

The Rams were ranked 25th in the last Omni Hotels ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The Women’s Tennis team faces Old Dominion University next Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Shaunette Davey qualified for the 2003 Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in two events. Davey led VCU’s track and field teams last weekend at the Penn State National Open.

Davey earned the third fastest time of 7.59 seconds in the women’s 60 meters. Davey earned a spot in the 60 meter final and earned a fifth-place finish with a time of 7.63. Davey also qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championship next month in the 400 meters with a sixth place time of 55.83 seconds.

Freshman Tanika Brown also placed for the Rams in the high jump with a seventh place tie. Brown cleared five feet, 4 1/4 inches.

For the men’s team, senior Lee Withers placed 18th out of 45 in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:29.61. First year Peter Gardella finished ninth in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:25.98.

The women’s team will participate in the North Carolina Invitational next Saturday. The men’s team will return Feb. 14 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

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