Bob Bradlee

ODU Suffers First Loss of Season at No. 4 Duke, 4-0

January 27, 2019
By ODU Athletics

DURHAM, N.C. – The Old Dominion women’s tennis (3-1) suffered its first setback of the 2019 spring season against the No. 4 nationally ranked Duke Blue Devils (4-0) on Sunday afternoon by a 4-0 score at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center, as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. 

On Saturday of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, the Tennis Monarchs downed Nebraska by a 4-0 score, propelling ODU to a 3-0 start to the season.

Old Dominion will return home to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center for its next two matches. First, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, ODU will welcome Missouri for a 12:30 p.m. start. The following day, on Thursday, Jan. 31, the Monarchs will host Morgan State for a 12:00 p.m. start. Admission for all is free.

Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion University vs. Duke
Jan 27, 2019 at Durham, N.C.
(Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)

#4 Duke 4, Old Dominion University 0

Singles competition
1. #8 Maria Mateas (DU) vs. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 7-5, 3-0, unfinished
2. #10 Meible Chi (DU) def. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 6-3, 6-4
3. #37 Kelly Chen (DU) def. Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Margaryta Bilokin (DU) vs. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
5. #58 Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) vs. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) 5-7, 3-0, unfinished
6. Ellyse Hamlin (DU) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Ellyse Hamlin/Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) def. Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (ODU) 6-3
2. Maria Mateas/Margaryta Bilokin (DU) vs. Yulia Starodubtseva/Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODU) 5-4, unfinished
3. Kelly Chen/Meible Chi (DU) def. Nataliia Vlasova/Natalya Malenko (ODU) 6-2

Match Notes:
Old Dominion University 3-1
Duke 4-0; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,2,6)

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