Men's Tennis Defeats Hampton 7-0

January 27, 2006
By ODU Athletics

Jan. 27, 2006

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The #66 Old Dominion men's tennis team improved to 5-0 Friday as they defeated Hampton, 7-0 at Center Court Racket Club.

Old Dominion swept singles in straight sets for the fourth time this season. Harel Srugo at No. 1 singles defeated Hampton's Seo Joe Change, 6-2, 6-2, while Henrique Cancado downed Alin Zorila-Ditoiv at No. 2 singles, 7-6, 6-1. Eidy Igarashi, ranked 90th, defeated Nicholas Hudson at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-1, and Alex Seleznev recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Pirate's Marco Herrera at No. 4 singles. At No. 5 singles, Rodrigo Souza earned a 6-2, 6-1 decision and Nate Grover (Suffolk, Va.) picked up a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles.

In doubles, at the No. 1 position, Srugo and Seleznev teamed for an 8-1 victory over Chang and Zorila-Ditoiv. At No. 2 singles, the Monarchs' team of Cancado and Igarashi picked up an 8-2 victory over Lambert and Hudson. Rounding out doubles action were Grover and Sands, who played their way to an 8-3 win.

The Monarchs will also host Norfolk State at Center Court Racket Club on Friday night. Match begins at 8:00 p.m. The Monarchs' next match will be at eighth ranked Duke on Sunday.

#66 Old Dominion 7, Hampton 0

#1 Harel Srugo (ODU) d . Seo Joe Chang (HU) 6-2,6-3
#2 Henrique Cancado (ODU) d . Alin Zorila-Ditoiv (HU) 7-6,6-1
#3 Eidy Igarashi (ODU) d . Nicholas Hudson (HU) 6-2,6-1
#4 Alex Seleznev (ODU) d . Marco Herrera (HU) 6-2,6-2
#5 Rodrigo Souza (ODU) d . Gabriel Groh (HU) 6-2,6-1
#6 Nate Grover (ODU) d . Gilbert Lambert (HU) 6-2,6-3

#1 Srugo/Seleznev (ODU) d . Chang/Zorila-Ditoiv (HU) 8-1
#2 Cancado/Igarashi (ODU) d . Lambert/Hudson (HU) 8-2
#3 Grover/Sands (ODU) d . Herreron/Groh (HU) 8-3

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