Melissa Esnal Olguin
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Hurricane Invite Final Day: 3 Lady Monarchs Win Their Single's Matches

January 12, 2014
By ODU Athletics

TULSA, Okla. – On Sunday, two freshmen and one senior from the Old Dominion University women’s tennis team won their one and only single’s match of the third and final day of action at the Hurricane Invite in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tournament included host, No. 28 Tulsa, Wyoming and North Texas. All action took place at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Both of Old Dominion’s head coach Dom Manilla’s freshmen defeated their opponents on Sunday. Ingrid Vojcinakova took down Wyoming’s Dorottya Jones (6-0, 7-5). In a great match, Marijana Novakovic got the better of Silviya Zhelyazkova, from Wyoming (4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (6)). Also picking up a win for the Lady Monarchs was senior Melissa Esnal Olguin, who beat Alena Vasileva (Wyo.), 6-2, 6-3.

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Friday’s Recap
In doubles, Old Dominion’s duo of freshman of Ingrid Vojcinakova and Marijana Novakovic went perfect in day one. In their first match, Vojcinakova and Novakovic defeated Wyoming’s Jessica Parizhera and Alena Vasileva, 6-2. In their second match, Vojcinakova and Novakovic took down Dane Joubert and Agustina Valenzuela of North Texas, 7-6 (5).

Also picking up a win in double’s for the Lady Monarchs were the tandem of Nikol Hristova and Melissa Esnal Olguin, who beat Veronica Popovici and Dorottya Jones (Wyoming), 7-5.

In singles, ODU’s senior, Nika Khmolovska got the better of Isaura Enrique of Tulsa (7-5, 6-1).

Saturday’s Recap
Old Dominion’s senior Melissa Esnal Olguin defeated Ana Sofia Cordero of North Texas (6-1, 6-3). Ivana Vukovic, Nikol Hristova and Ingrid Vojcinakova all won their single’s matches via default.

Who Participated For The Lady Monarchs This Weekend?
Nikol Hristova – 5’6 – Sr. – Sofia, Bulgaria
Ingrid Vojcinakova – 5’8 – Fr. – Zillina, Slovakia
Nika Khomolovska – 5’2 – Sr. – Odessa, Ukraine
Marijana Novakovic – 5’8 – Fr. – Brcko, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ivana Vukovic – 5’9 – So. – Osijek, Coatia
Melissa Esnal Olguin – 5’7 – Sr. – San Sebastian, Spain
Faith Atiso – 6’0 –Jr. – Virginia Beach, Va.

Nikol Hristova/Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) d. Veronica Popovici/Dorottya Jones (Wyo.) 7-5
Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU) d. Jessica Parizher/Alena Vasileva (Wyo.) 6-2
Silviya Zhelyazkova/Christa Gecheva (Wyo.) d. Nika Khmolovska/Ivana Vukovic (ODU) 7-5
Kseniya Bardabush/Alexis Thoma (No.Texas) d. Nikol Hristova/Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 6-3
Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU) d. Dane Joubert/Agustina Valenzuela (No. Texas) 7-6 (5)
Anastasiya Shestakova/Kamilla Galieva (No.Texas) d. Nika Khmolovska/Ivana Vukovic (ODU) 6-2

Renata Kuricova (Tul) d. Faith Atiso (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
Samantha Vickers (Tul) d. Nikol Hristova (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
Yelena Nemchen (Tul) d. Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) 6-2, 7-5
Nika Khmolovska (ODU) d. Isaura Enrique (Tul) 7-5, 6-1
Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tul) d. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) 6-1, 6-2
Saana Saarteinen (Tul) d. Marijana Novakovic (ODU) 6-1, 7-6
Maria Sant’Anna (Tul) d. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 1-0 (8)

Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tul) d. Nikol Hristova/Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 6-2
Maria Sant’Anna/Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tul) d. Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU) 6-3
Renata Kuricova/Yelena Nemchen (Tul) d. Nika Khmolovska/Ivana Vukovic (ODU) 6-0
Nikol Hristova (ODU) d. Kseniya Bardabush (No. Texas) Default
Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) d. Anastasiya Shestakova (No. Texas) Default
Ivana Vukovic (ODU) d. Kamilla Galieva 5-2, def.
Carol Benito (Tul) d. Faith Atiso (ODU) 6-2, 6-1
Agustina Valenzuela (No. Texas) d. Marijana Khmolovska (ODU) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3)
Melissa Esnal Oguin (ODU) d. Ana Sofia Cordero (No. Texas) 6-1, 6-3
Alexis Thoma (No. Texas) d. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12)

Veronica Popovici (Wyo.) d. Nikol Hristova (ODU) 7-5, 6-4
Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) d. Dorottya Jones (Wyo.) 6-0, 7-5
Jessica Parizher (Wyo.) d. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 7-5, 6-4
Marijana Novakovic (ODU) d. Silviya Zhelyazkova (Wyo.) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (6)
Christa Gecheva (Wyo.) d. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) Default
Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) d. Alena Vasileva (Wyo.) 6-2, 6-3
Marcelina Cichon (Tul) d. Faith Atiso (ODU) 6-0, 6-0

The Old Dominion University women’s tennis team will be back in action when they return home on Saturday, January 18, at the Folkes-Steven Tennis Center (on the campus of ODU) when they take on Howard (12:00 p.m.) and then Norfolk State (6:00 p.m.).

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