Rams recover from early deficit to defeat ETSU

Women's Tennis knocked off ETSU March 16. Photo by Gessler Santos-Lopez

Andy Riddler, Contributing Writer

Women’s Tennis went down early, trailing by as many as 3-1, but won three straight singles matches to take a 4-3 victory over ETSU March 16.

The Rams were on the comeback trail early after they dropped the doubles point to ETSU — only the sophomore duo of Marina Alcaide Bakkari and Sofia Sualehe won their doubles match.

Sophomore Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado continued her unbeaten spring season run to grab VCU’s first point of the day, winning 6-4, 6-0.

Sualehe earned her second victory — and VCU’s second point of the match — with her two-set victory to help bring VCU within one point.

Junior Noumea Witmus kept the energy going for VCU with her three-set victory to tie the match with only the No. 3 singles match left to decide the winner.

Alcaide Bakkari fought off four match points to win in three sets 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(6). Her victory marked the Rams’ third straight win and was the clinching point for VCU.

The Rams are back on the court March 20 when they take on No. 24 Old Dominion in Norfolk.

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