Spiders Top Women's Tennis, 4-3

April 09, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 9, 2005

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's tennis team fell to in-state rival Richmond on Saturday afternoon, 4-3, to drop to 10-12 on the season. The Spiders meanwhile upped their mark to 11-8.

Old Dominion garnered three singles victories in the loss. Fernanda Luiz (Nova Lima, Brazil ) topped Courtney Klein at No. 3 singles rallying after a first set loss. After the 6-7 first set loss, Luiz only allowed Klein one more game blanking her 6-0 in the second set and taking home the victory with a 6-1 third set. Sophomore Barbara Kerner (Herxheim, Germany) earned a straight set win over Jelena Zivanovic, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5 singles, while Larissa Santos (Florianopolis, Brazil ) picked up a point for the Lady Monarchs as the Spiders defaulted at No. 6 singles.

The Lady Monarchs return to action on Wednesday in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action at #16 William & Mary.

No. 1 #40 Lindsay Cox/Meghan Wolfgram (UR) def. Kerstin Endlich/Fernada Luiz (ODU) 8-4
No. 2 Courtney Klein/Robin Carter (UR) def. Barbara Costa/Barbara Kerner (ODU) 9-8
No. 3 Linda Garder/Larissa Santos (ODU) won by default

No. 1 Lindsay Cox (UR) def. Kerstin Endlich (ODU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 Robin Carter (UR) def. Barbara Costa (ODU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
No. 3 Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Courtney Klein 6-7, 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Meghan Wolfgram (UR) def. Linda Garder (ODU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Barbara Kerner (ODU) def. Jelena Zivanovic (UR) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Larissa Santos (ODU) won by default