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Old Dominion Hands Missouri First Loss of Season, 4-2

January 30, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women’s tennis (4-1) handed Missouri (3-1) its first loss of the season by a 4-2 score on Thursday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. The Tennis Monarchs clinched the match with a 4-0 score.

Old Dominion got off to an early 1-0 lead after picking up doubles wins from Starodubtseva/Andrieieva (6-2) and Malenko/Vlasova (6-3).

In singles 1-3, ODU picked up straight set victories from Holly Hutchinson (7-6, 6-4), Nataliia Vlasova (6-3, 6-2) and Oleksandra Andrieieva (7-6, 6-2) to seal the deal on the Monarchs fourth win of the season.

Old Dominion will return to action tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 31, when the Monarchs host Morgan State for a 12:00 p.m. start at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Admission for all is free.

MATCH RESULTS
Jan. 30, 2019
Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center

Missouri: 2
Old Dominion: 4  

Doubles
1) Hutchinson/Pilkington (ODU) DNF Middlebrooks/Wright (Mizzou) 4-4
2) Starodubtseva/Andrieieva (ODU) def Oliveira/Abraham (Mizzou) 6-2
3) Malenko/Vlasova (ODU) def Nash/Goldin (Mizzou) 6-3
Order to Finish: 2, 3

Singles
1) Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def Mackenzy Middlebrooks (Mizzou) 7-6 6-4
2) Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def No. 60 Lisa Fukutoku (Mizzou) 6-3, 6-2
3) Oleksandra Andrieieva (ODU) def Serena Nash (Mizzou) 7-6, 6-2
4) Ellie Wright (Mizzou) def Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5) Brooke Pilkington (ODU) DNF Taylor Gruber (Mizzou) 3-6, 7-6, 2-1
6) Vivian Abraham (Mizzou) def Alesya Yakubovic (ODU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Order to Finish: 2, 3, 1, 4, 6

 

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