Women's Tennis Falls to N.C. State at Home, 6-1
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 15, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. -- Junior Nadine Fahoum (Haifa, Israel) earned another victory over a ranked opponent, improving to 12-0 in duals this season, but the 60th ranked Lady Monarchs lost to North Carolina State, 6-1.
Fahoum, ranked 21st in the nation, knocked off her seventh nationally ranked opponent of the 2009-10 season when she defeated #45 Sandhya Nagaraj at No. 1 singles. The ODU junior won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday.
Joanna Dobrowolska (Warsaw, Poland) joined Fahoum at No. 1 doubles for their 14th win as a tandem this season. It was the first loss for Nagaraj and her teammate Daria Petrovic in doubles play this season, but the Wolfpack would win at No. 2 and 3 for the doubles point.
Rookie Diana Ivanova (Moscow, Russia) stretched her opponent, Petrovic, at No. 4 singles to a third set, but was unable to win in the tiebreaker. She lost 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.
Old Dominion returns to action in two weeks, as they take on Iowa State at home on February 27 before traveling to Virginia on February 28.
#60 OLD DOMINION vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
1. Nadine Fahoum/Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Sandhya Nagaraj/Daria Petrovic (NCSU); 8-6
2. Berkeley Brock/Daria Petrovic (NCSU) def. Irina Dementyeva/Diana Ivanova (ODU); 8-6
3. Ashley Miller/Diana Mortlock (NCSU) def. Marija Citic/Juliana Pires (ODU); 8-1
1. #21 Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. No. 45 Sandhya Nagaraj (NCSU); 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
2. Berkeley Brock (NCSU) def. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU); 6-3, 5-1 (def)
3. Lenka Hojckova (NCSU) def. Irina Dementyeva (ODU); 6-3, 6-2
4. Daria Petrovic (NCSU) def. Diana Ivanova (ODU); 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
5. Tana Illova (NCSU) def. Juliana Pires (ODU); 6-3, 6-0
6. Chloe Smith (NCSU) def. Marija Citic (ODU); 6-0, 6-4
FINAL SCORE: North Carolina State 6, #60 Old Dominion 1