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No. 37 ODU Falls in C-USA Title Match at No. 40 Rice, 4-2

April 21, 2019
By ODU Athletics

HOUSTON, Texas - The No. 37 nationally ranked and No. 1 seed Old Dominion women’s tennis team (19-4) fell to No. 40 nationally ranked/No. 2 seed Rice (16-7) by a 4-2 score in the title match of the 2019 Conference USA Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.

No. 37 ODU is now 19-4 on the season, while winning 11 of its last 13 matches and 16 of its last 19. In its last 4 matches, Old Dominion has outscored its opposition 21-5.

The 2019 NCAA Selection Show will be held on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

C-USA Championship Match
Sunday, April 21

#41 Rice 4, #37 Old Dominion University 2

Singles competition
1. #70 Michaela Haet (RICE) def. Holly Hutchinson (ODUW) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)
2. Victoria Smirnova (RICE) def. Nataliia Vlasova (ODUW) 6-4, 6-2
3. Anastasia Smirnova (RICE) def. Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODUW) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODUW) def. Priya Niezgoda (RICE) 6-3, 7-5
5. Brooke Pilkington (ODUW) vs. Anna Bowtell (RICE) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 1-3, unfinished
6. Alesya Yakubovich (ODUW) def. Diae El Jardi (RICE) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #57 Michaela Haet/Linda Huang (RICE) def. #87 Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (ODUW) 6-1
2. Oleksanda Andrieieva/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODUW) vs. #72 Priya Niezgoda/Anastasia Smirnova (RICE) 5-4, unfinished
3. Anna Bowtell/Victoria Smirnova (RICE) def. Nataliia Vlasova/Natalya Malenko (ODUW) 7-5

Match Notes:
Rice 15-7; National ranking #41
Old Dominion University 19-3; National ranking #37
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,4,6,3,1)
2019 C-USA Championship Match

 

 

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