Bob Bradlee

No. 44 ODU Falls to No. 43 Rice in Semifinals, 4-1

April 21, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 44 nationally ranked/No. 3 seed Old Dominion women’s tennis team (19-5) fell to No. 2 seed Rice (15-7) by a 4-1 score on Saturday afternoon in the Semifinal of the C-USA Tournament at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

The Monarchs find out on May 1 if they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Old Dominion won 11 of its last 13 matches, outscoring opponents 66-13 during the stretch. ODU also won eight of its last nine, while outscoring opponents 45-9.

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Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Rice
Apr 21, 2018
#43 Rice 4, #44 Old Dominion 1

Singles competition

  1. Lindsey Hodge (RICEW) def. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 6-2, 6-4
  2. Wendy Zhang (RICEW) vs. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 2-6, 2-4, unfinished
  3. Michaela Haet (RICEW) vs. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
  4. Fernanda Astete (RICEW) def. Victoria Olivarez (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
  5. Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Anna Bowtell (RICEW) 6-4, 6-3
  6. Savannah Durkin (RICEW) def. Louie McLelland (ODU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. #44 Lindsey Hodge/Wendy Zhang (RICEW) def. Victoria Olivarez/Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 6-1
  2. Priya Niezgoda/Fernanda Astete (RICEW) def. Holly Hutchinson/Natalya Malenko (ODU) 6-2
  3. Michaela Haet/Savannah Durkin (RICEW) vs. Adriana Rajkovic/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 4-5, unfinished

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,4,1)

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