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#22 VCU Defeats Women's Tennis, 4-2

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 10, 2003
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Feb. 10, 2003

Richmond, VA-- Virginia Commonwealth's 22nd-ranked women's tennis team defeated Old Dominion 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Rams improved to 5-0 on the season, while the Lady Monarchs fell to 1-3 overall.

All three of ODU's doubles teams were defeated by their conference opponents. The Rams' team of Silvia Urckova and Barbora Zahnova defeated the Lady Monarchs' team of Nataly Cahana and Maretha Van Niekerk, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles. VCU's Beatriz Cabrera and Christina Arribas defeated Julia Sotiriu and Coralie Herrmann and Ana Franco Lopze and Marina Escobar Martinez beat ODU's team of Kerstin Endlich and Verna Munzinger each by by a score of 8-2 at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles respectively.

In singles play, Old Dominion picked up victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Fifth ranked Nataly Cahana downed Silvia Urickova, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Kerstin Endlich picked up a 6-4, 7-5 win over Christina Arribas at No. 2 singles. Maretha Van Niekerk fell 7-5, 7-5 to #96 Barbora Zahnova at No. 3 singles and Julia Sotiriu dropped a 6-4, 6-2 match to Beatriz Cabrera at No. 4 singles. At No. 5 singles, VCU's Marina Escobar Martinez defeated Coralie Herrmann, 6-2, 6-1.

Match Summary

#1  #5 Nataly Cahana (ODU) def. Silvia Urickova (VCU): 6-3, 6-4
#2  Kerstin Endlich (ODU) def. Christina Arribas (VCU): 6-4, 7-5
#3  #96 Barbora Zahnova (VCU) def. Maretha Van Niekerk (ODU): 7-5, 7-5
#4  Beatriz Cabrera (VCU) def. Julia Sotiriu (ODU): 6-4, 6-2
#5  Marina Escobar Martinez (VCU) def. Coralie Herrmann (ODU): 6-2, 6-1
#6  Ana Franco Lopez (VCU) vs. Verena Munzinger (ODU): DNF

Doubles: #1 Silvia Urickova/Barbora Zahnova (VCU) def. Nataly Cahana/Maretha Van Niekerk (ODU): 8-5 #2 Christina Arribas/Beatriz Cabrera (VCU) def. Julia Sotiriu/Coralie Herrmann (ODU): 8-2 #3 Ana Franco Lopez/Marina Escobar Martinez (VCU) def. Kerstin Endlich/Verena Munzinger (ODU): 8-2


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