Monarchs Fall To Tribe, 4-1, In CAA Semifinals

April 19, 2003
By ODU Athletics

April 19, 2003

RICHMOND, VA -- The third seeded Old Dominion men's tennis team was defeated by second seeded William & Mary, 4-1, in the CAA Tournament Semifinals at Byrd Park this afternoon. The Monarchs received a singles victory by junior Niklas Oskarsson (Halmsted, Sweden) and a doubles win by sophomore Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa) and senior Patrik Binkowski (Orby, Sweden).

Oskarsson captured the Monarchs lone singles win with a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Tribe's Stephan Ward at No. 5 singles. Although William & Mary took home the doubles points, ODU's team of Binkowski and van der Merwe played to a 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles defeating Geoff Russell and Alex Fish.

#2 William & Mary 4, #3 Old Dominion 1

Singles

#1 Sean Kelleher (WM) def. Zoltan Csanadi (ODU), 6-4, 6-3

#2 Jeff Kader (WM) vs. Izak van der Merwe (ODU) - did not complete

#3 Geoff Russell (WM) def. Calin Milos (ODU), 6-0, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

#4 Alex Fish (WM) vs. Salman Mohammed (ODU) - did not complete

#5 Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) def. Stephen Ward (WM), 7-5, 6-2

#6 Zack Malmgren (WM) def. Adriano Mello (ODU), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

#1 Kelleher/Ward (WM) def. Csanadi/Mello (ODU), 9-8 (7-2)

#2 van der Merwe/Patrik Binkowski (ODU) def. Russell/Fish (WM), 8-6

#3 Kader/Malmgren (WM) def. Mohammed/Milos (ODU), 8-4

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