Conference USA

No. 37 ODU Advances to C-USA Title After 4-0 Victory Over North Texas

April 20, 2019
By ODU Athletics

HOUSTON, Texas - The No. 37 nationally ranked and No. 1 seed Old Dominion women’s tennis team (19-3) swept No. 5 seed North Texas (13-11) by a 4-0 score in the Semifinals of the 2019 Conference USA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.

With the win, the Monarchs advance to the Championship match against No. 40 nationally ranked/No. 2 seeded Rice on Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The Owls are hosting this weekend’s tournament.

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ODU is now 19-3 on the season, while winning 11 of its last 12 matches and 16 of its last 18. In its last 4 matches, Old Dominion has outscored its opposition 19-1.

Semifinal Results
Sunday, April 20
Houston, Texas

#37 Old Dominion University 4, North Texas 0

Singles competition
1. Holly Hutchinson (ODUW) def. Maria Kononova (UNT) 6-0, 6-2
2. Nataliia Vlasova (ODUW) vs. Tamuna Kutubidze (UNT) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
3. Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODUW) vs. Minying Liang (UNT) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
4. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODUW) def. Alexandra Heczey (UNT) 6-2, 6-1
5. Brooke Pilkington (ODUW) def. Nidhi Surapaneni (UNT) 6-0, 6-2
6. Alesya Yakubovich (ODUW) vs. Ivana Babic (UNT) 6-2, 4-0, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. #87 Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (ODUW) def. #44 Maria Kononova/Tamuna Kutubidze (UNT) 6-4
2. Oleksanda Andrieieva/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODUW) vs. Ivana Babic/Alexandra Heczey (UNT) 4-5, unfinished
3. Natalya Malenko/Nataliia Vlasova (ODUW) def. Minying Liang/Nidhi Surapaneni (UNT) 6-4 

Match Notes:
North Texas 13-11
Old Dominion University 19-3; National ranking #37
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,4,5)
2019 C-USA Championship

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