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No. 45 Old Dominion Sweeps Middle Tennessee, 7-0

March 18, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 45 Old Dominion women’s tennis team improved to 14-4 on the season after defeating Middle Tennessee (12-5) by a 7-0 score on Sunday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. For the second straight match, ODU didn’t drop a set in singles. The Tennis Monarchs are now 4-0 against Conference USA opponents this season.

“What a great performance by our team today,” said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. “The confidence and relentless effort put forth from start to finish was inspiring. Todays result was merely a symptom of the work the team has put in all year long. I say with confidence that we are amongst the nations hardest working teams, completely focused on every detail. But that is what it is going to take if we want to achieve the goals that this team has.”

The No. 45 Tennis Monarchs have now won six of their seven matches, while outscoring their opponents 40-6 during that stretch.

“We will keep pushing through the final stretch of the season and are looking forward to hosting the Conference USA Tournament where anything can happen,” concluded Manilla.

SCOREBOARD 

Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center

No. 45 Old Dominion: 7
Middle Tennessee: 0

Doubles Scores:
1) Vlasova/Olivarez (ODU) vs Zirilli/Kermet (MTSU) 5-3(40-15) DNF
2) Hutchinson/Malenko (ODU) def. Lee Barnard/ Zari  Barnard (MTSU) 6-0
3) Rajkovic/Starodutseva (ODU) def. Peris/Zehnder (MTSU) 6-3

Singles Scores:
1) Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Zender (MTSU) 6-4, 6-3
2) Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def. Magazzini (MTSU) 6-2, 6-0
3) Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Kermet (MTSU) 6-4, 6-2
4) Tori Olivarez (ODU) def. Burrows (MTSU) 6-2, 6-1
5) Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Peris (MTSU) 6-4, 6-0
6) Louie McLelland (ODU) def. Lee Barnard (MTSU) 6-4, 6-2

Order to Finish
Singles: 2, 4, 5, 1, 3, 6
Doubles: 2, 3

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