Monarchs Fall To Top Ranked UVA In Men's Tennis
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 23, 2008
Norfolk, Va. - Facing the No. 1 team in the country in the University of Virginia, the Old Dominion University men's tennis team had a rough outing Saturday afternoon, falling to the Cavaliers 7-0 at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville.
With the No. 1 and No. 19 ranked doubles teams, the Cavaliers cruised to victories in all three doubles matches winning 8-5, 8-3 and 8-6.
In singles play the Monarchs didn't fair much better as they dropped all six matches in straight sets. Senior Alex Seleznev battled Somdev Devvarman the top ranked men's player in the country at No. 1, where he dropped a close first set 6-4 before falling 6-1 in the second frame.
The Monarchs return to the court Sunday afternoon when they host North Carolina State at 1 p.m.
OLD DOMINION vs. VIRGINIA
Doubles: 1. #1 Devvarman/Huey (UVA) def. Seleznev/Igarashi (ODU) 8-5 2. #19 Singh/Shabaz (UVA) def. #50 Souza/Fanselow (ODU) 8-3 3. Angelinos/Singer (UVA) def. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) 8-6
Singles: 1. #1 Somdev Devvarman (UVA) def. Alex Seleznev (ODU) 6-4, 6-1 2. #52 Treat Huey (UVA) def. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) 6-2, 6-1 3. Sanam Singh (UVA) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) 6-1, 6-1 4. Houston Barrick (UVA) def. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) 6-4, 6-2 5. Michael Shabaz (UVA) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU) 6-3, 6-2 6. #76 Ted Angelinos (UVA) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
FINAL SCORE: Virginia 7, Old Dominion 0