Men's Tennis Edges Marquette, 4-3

March 13, 2009
By ODU Athletics

March 13, 2009

Norfolk, Va. – The Old Dominion University men’s tennis team won four of the six singles matches to defeat visiting Marquette 4-3 Friday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

 

The Golden Eagles won the doubles point with a pair of 8-4 victories at No. 2 and No. 3.  Matt Fawcett and Tobias Fanselow came up with the Monarchs only doubles win with an 8-6 victory over Trent Hagan and Niko Bourielis at No. 1.

 

In singles play the Monarchs got straight set victories from Aleksandr Seleznev at No. 1 and Ben Marks who defeated Jonathan Schwerin 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.  Fanselow dropped the first set of his match at No. 2 against Dusan Medan, but came back to win 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-3.  Matt Fawcett sealed the match for ODU with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Bourielis at No. 3.

 

ODU returns to action tomorrow when the Monarchs host the Crimson of Harvard at 1 p.m.

 

DOUBLES:

1. Fawcett/Fanselow (ODU) def. Hagan/Boulieris (MU)              8-6

2. Saho/Medan (MU) def. Seleznev/Marks (ODU)                       8-4

3. Rutherford/Schwerin (MU) def. Diskin/Funkhouser (ODU)   8-4

 

SINGLES:

1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Trent Hagan (MU)              6-2, 6-3

2. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Dusan Medan (MU)                6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-3

3. Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. Niko Bourielis (MU)                       6-3, 3-6, 6-1

4. Stephen Shao (MU) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                       6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1

5. Mark Rutherford (MU) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)           6-1, 6-0

6. Ben Marks (ODU) def.  Jonathan Schwerin (MU)                 6-0, 6-0

 

FINAL SCORE: ODU 4, MARQUETTE 3

 

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