Monarchs Edge Penn 4-3 In Men's Tennis

February 04, 2008
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 4, 2008

Norfolk, Va. - Rodrigo Souza and Eidy Igarashi pulled out three set victories in singles play to help the Monarchs of Old Dominion defeat visiting Pennsylvania 4-3 in men's tennis action on Sunday.

ODU earned the doubles point to begin the day with victories at No. 1 and No. 2.

In singles play, the Monarchs' Alex Seleznev got things started with a 6-0, 7-5 win at No. 1, but Pennsylvania countered with victories at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 to take 3-2 lead with two matches still underway. However, after splitting the first two sets with Adam Schwartz at No. 4, Souza ran away with the final frame for a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-0 decision. With the match knotted at 3-3, the contest came down to the No. 2 singles match where ODU's Eidy Igarashi gave the Monarchs the win with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Jo Lok.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

DOUBLES:

1. Igarashi/Seleznev (ODU) def. Pinsky/Lok (UPENN) 8-3

2. Fanselow/Souza (ODU) def. Riley/O'Gara (UPENN) 9-7

3. Roth/Schwartz (UPENN) def. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) 8-5

SINGLES:

1. Alexandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Jason Pinsky (UPENN) 6-0, 7-5

2. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Jo Lok (UPENN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

3. Eric Riley (UPENN) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) 6-3, 6-4

4. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Adam Schwartz (UPENN) 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-0

5. Justen Roth (UPENN) def. Matt Fawcett (ODU) 6-4, 6-3

6. Dmitry Bury (UPENN) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

FINAL SCORE: OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY 4, PENNSYLVANIA 3

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