Monarchs Bow Out In Second Round Of ITA Championships

October 08, 2008
By ODU Athletics

Oct. 8, 2008

Tulsa, Okla. – The Old Dominion University men’s tennis team had a tough day on Tuesday in round two of the D’Novo/ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. as the Monarchs were eliminated from the singles and doubles competition.

 

In singles action, Aleksandr Seleznev won the first set 7-5, but dropped the final two 6-3, 6-3 as he fell to 66th ranked Richard Wire of Stanford.  Seleznev opened the tournament with a straight set victory (6-3, 7-5) Miami’s Carl Sundberg.

 

On the doubles court Seleznev teamed with Tobias Fanselow to defeat the 45th ranked duo of Chris Chirico and Wil Spencer of Texas A&M, 9-8 (3) in their first round match.  However, that momentum was halted in round two by Columbia whose squad of Bogdan Borta and Jonathan Wong handed the Monarchs a 9-7 loss.

 

Second Round Singles

Richard Wire (Stanford) def. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU)                5-7, 6-3, 6-3

 

Second Round Doubles

Borta / Wong (Columbia) def. Seleznev / Fanselow (ODU)              9-7

 

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