Women's Tennis Falls to William and Mary, 4-3

April 06, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 6, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion women's tennis won the doubles point but came up short falling to William and Mary 4-3 Friday at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

ODU got off to a strong start by winning the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and three spots.

Diana Ivanova and Aleksandra Mitrvoska won 8-4 at No. 1 while Nika Khmolovska and Faith Atiso clinched the point with an 8-3 win at No. 3.

William and Mary came back strong in singles by winning at No. 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Melissa Esnal Olguin got ODU's first singles triumph with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No.3 while Khmolovska was a 7-5, 6-2 winner at No. 5. Khmolovska avenged a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Johnson during the fall season.

"I have nothing but great things to say about the team today. We competed hard at every spot and I tip my hat to Nika for her hard fought win," head coach Dominic Manilla said. "Faith did a great job in doubles to help pull out the win and clinch the doubles point. We are getting better and looking good heading into the CAA Tournament."

W&M 4 ODU 3
1. Ivanova/Mitrovska (ODU) over Loomans/Johnson (W&M) 8-4
2. Belaya/Cepeda (W&M) over Esnal Olguin/Pires (ODU) 8-2
3. Khmolovska/Atiso (ODU) over Mesgarzadeh/Kargl (W&M) 8-3

1. Maria Belaya (W&M) over Diana Ivanova (ODU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Jeltje Loomans (W&M) over Aleksandra Mitrovska (ODU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
3. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) over Nina Vulovich (W&M) 6-3, 6-2
4. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) over Hope Johnson (W&M) 7-5, 6-3
5. Anik Cepeda (W&M) over Juliana Pires (ODU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Katie Kargl (W&M) over Faith Atiso (ODU) 6-2, 6-0