ODU Women's Tennis Upsets No. 36 NC State

January 24, 2009
By ODU Athletics

Jan. 24, 2009

Durham, N.C. – The Old Dominion University women’s tennis team surrendered the doubles point, but rebounded to win five of the six singles matches to upend No. 36 North Carolina State 5-2 Saturday afternoon in Raleigh.  With the win the Lady Monarchs improved to 3-2 and snapped a two-match losing streak to ACC opponents after falling to No. 41 Virginia and No. 9 Duke.


NC State secured the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches, with Berkeley Brock and Lenka Hojckova upsetting ODU’s 40th ranked duo of Nadine Fahoum and Charleen Haarhoff, 8-3 at No. 1.


The Lady Monarchs got on the board when NC State’s Daria Petrovic was forced to retire in the second set of her match at No. 4 against Margarita Spicin.  The No. 2 match featured two ranked opponents in NC State’s Hojckova (87th) and ODU’s Haarhoff (88th).  Hojckova got the upper hand, winning 6-0, 6-4.


From there it was all ODU, as the Lady Monarchs won the remaining four matches, two coming in straight sets.  At No. 1 Fahoum dropped the first set before bouncing back to defeat Brock 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.  Likewise, at No. 3 Joanna Dobrowolska also came from one set down to earn her victory over the Wolfpack’s Neils Barringer, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.


Irina Dementyeva and Marija Citic cruised to straight set victories at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively to close out the match for the Lady Monarchs.


ODU returns to action next Saturday, Jan. 31 when the Lady Monarchs host a doubleheader against Penn at 1 p.m. and Howard at 5 p.m.



Old Dominion d. No. 36 NC State, 5-2


1. Brock/Hojckova (NCSU) d. No. 40 Haarhoff/Fahoum (ODU)                     8-3

2. Barringer/Mortlock (NCSU) d. Dobrowolska/Spicin (ODU)                        8-6

3. Petrovic/Sessoms (NCSU) d. Dementyeva/Citic (ODU)                               8-6

Order of finish: 1,2,3



1. Nadine Fahoum (ODU) d. Berkeley Brock (NCSU)                                       4-6, 6-2, 6-2

2. No. 87 Lenka Hojckova (NCSU) d. No. 88 Charleen Haarhoff (ODU)        6-0, 6-4

3. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) d. Neils Barringer (NCSU)                              3-6, 6-4, 6-1

4. Margarita Spicin (ODU) d. Daria Petrovic (NCSU)                                        6-3, 1-0 ret.

5. Irina Dementyeva (ODU) d. Diana Mortlock (NCSU)                                  6-4, 6-2

6. Marija Citic (ODU) d. Pender Sessoms (NCSU)                                            6-4, 6-3


Order of finish: 4,2,3,1,5*,6

*Clinches the win


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