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ODU Produces Solid First Two Days At Bulldog Classic

September 21, 2013
By ODU Athletics

ATHENS, Ga. – All 11 athletes from Old Dominion University’s women’s tennis team saw action throughout the first two days of the 2013 Bulldog Classic on the campus of the University of Georgia. Joining ODU and Georgia in the field are NC State and South Florida. Old Dominion head coach Dom Manilla had a great mix of upper and underclassmen produce positive results on Friday and Saturday.

Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex has a capacity of 4,500, which includes a total of 16 courts (12 outdoor and four indoor). Georgia tennis facility is regarded as one of the best collegiate tennis facilities in America. The complex has hosted the Men's NCAA Championships a total of 26 times, as well as served as host to the Women's NCAA Championships five times and will make it a sixth time after this spring season, as UGA will be hosting the 2013-14 Women’s NCAA Championship.

Four Lady Monarchs went 1-1 after their first two single matches: Ingrid Vojcinakova (freshman), Marijana Novakovic (freshman), Melissa Esnal Olguin (senior) and Nika Khmolovska (senior). Vojcinakova defeated Christy Sipes of NC State (6-4, 6-0); Novakovic took down Elisha Hande from NC State (6-3, 1-6, 7-6); Olguin beat NC State’s Taylor Zaytoun (6-1, 6-1); Khmolovska earned victory in three sets over Natalia Janowicz of NC State (6-1, 5-7, 7-6).

Over the first two days of competition in Athens, Ga., two pairs of Lady Monarchs pulled off big wins for Old Dominion. Again freshmen Vojcinakova and Novakovic shined for the Lady Monarchs as they defeated South Florida’s duo of Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez, 8-6. Also leading the way for ODU, were sophomores Hristova and Mitrovska, as they toppled NC State’s Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez, 8-1.

The Lady Monarchs will wrap up action in the Bulldog Classic on Sunday at 10 a.m. when they will take on South Florida in singles.

Friday’s RESULTS
Doubles Flight 1
#2 Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NCSU), 8-3
Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso (USF) def. Nikol Hristova/Aleksandra Mitrovska (ODU), 8-3
#2 Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Nikol Hristova/Aleksandra Mitrovska (ODU), 8-2
Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso (USF) def. Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NCSU), 9-7

Doubles Flight 2
#50 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Joelle Kissell/Liza Fieldsend (NCSU), 8-1
Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU) def. Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF), 8-6
#50 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU), 8-4
Joelle Kissell/Liza Fieldsend (NCSU) def. Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF), 8-5

Doubles Flight 3
Mia King/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NCSU), 8-0
Olaya Garrido/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin/Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 8-2
Mia King/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin/Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 8-1
Olaya Garrido/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NCSU), 8-1

Singles Flight 1
#3 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Kayla Rizzolo (USF), 6-1, 6-2
#45 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. Nokol Hristova (ODU), 6-2, 6-2

Singles Flight 2
#14 Maho Kowase (UGA) def.  Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF),  6-1, 6-2
Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) def. Christy Sipes (NCSU), 6-4, 6-0

Singles Flight 3
#60 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Fanny Fracassi (USF), 6-2, 6-1
Marijana Novakovic (ODU) def Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4)

Singles Flight 4
#101 Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Olaya Garrido (USF), 6-3, 6-3
Esnal Olguin (ODU) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NCSU), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Flight 5
Mia King (UGA) def. Olga Martinez (USF), 6-2, 6-2
Liza Fieldsend (NCSU) def. Ivana Vukovic (ODU), 6-2, 6-3

Singles Flight 6
Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Vera Bessonoa (USF), 6-2, 6-2
Nika Khmolovska (ODU) def. Natalia Janowicz (NCSU), 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4)

Singles Flight 7
Hailey Grillo (USF) def. Faith Atiso (ODU), 7-5, 6-0

Saturdays RESULTS
Doubles Flight 1
#2 Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso (USF) , 8-4
Nikol Hristova/Aleksandra Mitrovska (ODU) def. Elisha Hande/Nicole Martinez (NCSU), 8-1

Doubles Flight 2
#50 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF), 8-0
Joelle Kissell/Liza Fieldsend (NCSU) vs. Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU), 8-4

Doubles Flight 3
Olaya Garrido/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Mia King/Lilly Kimbell (UGA), 9-7
Sophie Nelson/Christy Sipes (NCSU) vs. Melissa Esnal Olguin/Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 8-3

Singles Flight 1
#3 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Nokol Hristova (ODU), 6-1, 6-1
#45 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. Kayla Rizzolo (USF). 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Singles Flight 2
#14 Maho Kowase (UGA) vs. Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) , 6-3, 6-3
Christy Sipes (NCSU) def. Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF), 1-0, ret.

Singles Flight 3
#60 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Marijana Novakovic (ODU), 6-0, 6-0
Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-1, 6-0

Singles Flight 4
#101 Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Esnal Olguin (ODU), 6-0, 6-0
Olaya Garrido (USF) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NCSU), 6-0, 6-1

Singles Flight 5
Mia King (UGA) def. OIvana Vukovic (ODU), 6-0, 6-0
lga Martinez (USF) def. Liza Fieldsend (NCSU), 6-3, 6-4

Singles Flight 6
Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 6-1, 6-1
Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Natalia Janowicz (NCSU), 6-2, 6-3

Singles Flight 7
Alessandra Bonte (USF) vs. Sophie Nelson, 6-3, 6-0

Singles Flight 8
Nicole Martinez (NCSU) def. Hailey Grillo (USF), 4-6, 7-5, 6-0

SCHEDULE - Sunday, September 22
10:00 am (Singles - Flights 1-6)

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