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No. 52 Monarchs Roll To Finals Of Great Eight Shootout

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 11, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA (Mar. 11) - Old Dominion's men's tennis team advanced to the finals of the Men's Tennis East Coast Great Eight Shootout March 11 via victories over #46 Middle Tennesse State and Arkansas Little Rock. The Monarchs will face the winner of the #34 Alabama Birmingham/#69 East Tennesse State matchup.

In a surprising upset, unranked Alabama Little Rock defeated 20th-ranked Virginia in the first round, 3-2. Meanwhile, the Monarchs, ranked #52, advanced to the second round with a victory over Middle Tennessee State, 3-1.

In another first round upset, #69 East Tennessee State knocked off #42 William and Mary, 3-2, while #34 Alabama Birmingham cruised to a 3-0 victory over #75 Brown. In second round action, the Monarchs defeated UALR, 3-2, while Virginia dropped MTSU, 3-0.

The second round matches featuring William and Mary and Brown, and UAB and East Tennessee State were delayed due to strong thunderstorms moving through the Norfolk, VA, area. Those matches have been moved to Center Court Racquet Club in Newport News, VA, an indoor facility, where they will begin later in the evening.

Tomorrow's fifth and seventh-place matches will be at the Old Dominion Tennis Center at 9 am, followed by the first and third-place matches at 12 pm. Old Dominion will meet the winner of the UAB/East Tennessee State match in the championship finals.


      Final Scores from Old Dominion University
      Men's East Coast Great Eight Shootout

      MEN'S FIRST ROUND
      Arkansas Little-Rock 3 (#8 seed)
      #20 Virginia 2 (#1 seed)

      Singles
      1. Vahaly (UVA) def. Marra (UALR), 6-1, 6-3
      2. Iniesta (UALR) def. Montgomery (UVA), 6-3, 6-1
      3. Ucube (UALR) def. Winter (UVA), 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
      4. Pettigrosso (UALR) def. Romesburg (UVA), 6-1, 6-2

      Doubles
      Abendroth/Hunter (UVA) def. Diaz/Baca (UALR), 6-4, 6-1

      #52 Old Dominion 3 (#5 seed),
      #46 Middle Tennessee 1 (#4 seed)

      Singles
      1. Concado (ODU) def. Foreman (MTSU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-0
      3. Boza (ODU) def. Gastatsson (MTSU), 6-4, 6-3
      4. Manojlovic (ODU) def. Nystrom (MTSU), 6-3, 6-1
      **#2 singles match stopped because of ODU match victory

      Doubles
      Chamberlain/Pellerin (MTSU) def. Laca/Rodriguez (ODU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

      #34 Alabama Birmingham 3 (#2 seed),
      #75 Brown 0 (#7 seed)

      Singles
      1. Natale (UAB) def. Wolsetschagler (Brown), 6-2, 6-1
      4. Drake (UAB) def. Jung (Brown), 6-2, 6-0
      #2 and #3 singles stopped because UAB match victory

      Doubles
      Eboli/Argo (UAB) def. Merwe/Sholuin (Brown), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2


      #66 East Tennessee State 3 (#6 seed),
      #42 William and Mary 2 (#3 seed)
      Singles
      1. Brown (W&M) def. Pavlovich (ETSU), 6-0, 6-3
      2. Gomez (ETSU) def. Strik (W&M), 7-6, 6-1
      3. Fernandez (ETSU) def. Soeters (W&M), 6-1, 6-1
      4. Yannuzzi (ETSU) def. Lubin (W&M), 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
      Doubles
      Csontos/Karbid (W&M) def. Nava/Keeter (ETSU), 6-4, 6-4


      MEN'S SECOND ROUND

      #52 Old Dominion 3 (#5 seed),
      Arkansas Little Rock 2 (#8 seed)

      Singles
      1. Concado (ODU) def. Iniesta (UALR), 6-4, 6-4
      2. Boza (ODU) def. Marra (UALR), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
      3. Pettigrosso (UALR) def. Laender (ODU), 6-4, 6-3
      4. Baca (UALR) def. Manojlovic (ODU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

      Doubles
      Laca/Rodriguez (ODU) def. Ncube/Diez (UALR), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

      ***ODU advances to tournament finals***

      #20 Virginia 3 (#1 seed),
      #46 Middle Tennesse State 0, (#4 seed)

      Singles
      2. Montgomery (UVA) def. Fogeman (MTSU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
      3. Winter (UVA) def. Gustafsson (MTSU), 6-0, 6-0
      4. Abendroth (UVA) def. Langfield (MTSU), 6-3, 7-6
      #1 singles not competed, doubles not played

      UAB VS. EAST TENNESSEE STATE (delayed due to weather, moved to Center
      Court Racquet Club in Newport News, VA)

      WILLIAM AND MARY VS. BROWN (delayed due to weather, moved to Center Court
      Racquet Club in Newport News, VA)

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