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Women's Tennis Downs Temple (4-3) and Hampton (5-2)

January 13, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women’s tennis team (2-0) served up the 2019 spring season with two victories at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on Sunday. The Monarchs defeated Temple (1-1) by a 4-3 score and took down Hampton (0-2) by a 5-2 score.

ODU’s Holly Hutchinson and newcomer Brooke Pilkington each went 2-0 in singles action on the day. Hutchinson and Pilkington also teamed up to win both their doubles matches. Old Dominion’s Yulia Starodubtseva and Nataliia Vlasova also went undefeated in doubles play on Sunday in Norfolk.

The Monarchs will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26, when ODU travels to Durham, N.C. to take on Nebraska, as part of the 2019 ITA Kick Off Weekend. Old Dominion will take on either Duke or Gonzaga the following day, Sunday, Jan. 27.


Temple: 3
Old Dominion: 4


  1. Hutchinson/Pilkington (ODU) def Patch/Boz (Temple) 6-2
  2. Starodubtseva/Vlasova (ODU) def Cgunan/Jojo (Temple) 6-3
  3. Thova/Surikova (Temple) won by Default


  1. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def Doroshenko (Temple) 6-1, 6-2
  2. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def Chen (Temple) 6-2, 6-4
  3. Titova (Temple) def Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 6-4, 4-6, (10-7) 
  4. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def Chunan (Temple) 6-1, 6-3
  5. Surikova (Temple) def Louie McLelland (ODU) 6-4, 6-7, (11-9)
  6. Castelli (Temple) won by Default

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1,2 
Singles: 1,4,2,5,3

Hampton: 2
Old Dominion: 5

1. Hutchinson/Pilkington (ODU) def Kapitanova/Ljungman (HU) 6-1
2. Starodubtseva/Vlasova (ODU) def Slocombe/De‘Auvergne (HU) 6-1
3. Walker/Mullins (HU) won by Default


  1. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def Yulia Kapitanova (HU) 6-2,6-1
  2. Cherise Slocombe (HU) def Nataliia Vlasova by retirement 4-6, 2-3
  3. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def Viktoria Ljungman (HU) 6-0,6-1
  4. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def Haley Mullins (HU) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Louie McLelland (ODU) def Julia De’Auvergne (HU) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Caira Walker (HU) won by Default

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1,2
Singles: 4,3,1,5,2


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