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RAMS FALL TO NO. 12 WOLFPACK, 4-1 IN NCAA FIRST ROUND

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2019 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament First Round

Score: No. 12 N.C. State 4, VCU 1

Location: Raleigh, N.C.

Records: VCU (18-6), No. 12 N.C. State (23-6)

The short story: No. 77 Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado upended No. 10 Anna Rogers 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles but the Rams fell 4-1 to the Wolfpack. 

OPENING SERVE

  • Diaz-Delgado earned the Rams' lone point as her No. 1 singles match wrapped up second.
  • N.C. State won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to earn the doubles point.
  • Melissa Ifidzhen pushed her match to three sets but fell to Amanda Rebol 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 6 singles.
  • Kanako Yano and Marina Bakkari's matches were both in the third set when the clinching singles point was earned by the Wolfpack. 

THE RESULTS

Final Score: No. 12 N.C. State 4, VCU 1

SINGLES

1. #77 Paola Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. #10 Anna Rogers (ST) 6-1, 6-4

2. #71 Alana Smith (ST) def. Anna Rasmussen (VCU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Adriana Reami (ST) vs. Marina Bakkari (VCU) 4-6, 7-6, 3-1, unfinished

4. Liz Norman (ST) vs. Kanako Yano (VCU) 6-2, 2-6, 5-4, unfinished

5. Bianca Moldovan (ST) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-0, 6-1

6. Amanda Rebol (ST) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish: 5,1,2,6

DOUBLES

1. #7 Anna Rogers/Alana Smith (ST) def. Anna Rasmussen/Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-3

2. Adriana Reami/Claudia Wiktorin (ST) def. Paola Diaz-Delgado/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 6-2

3. Liz Norman/Bianca Moldovan (ST) vs. Marina Bakkari/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) 5-4, unfinished

Order of finish: 1,2

UP NEXT

Diaz Delgado earned the A-10's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship and will continue playing. The singles competition will be conducted May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.


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