Seleznev, Funkhouser and Couzens Win Singles Titles

October 12, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 12, 2008

Complete Results

Norfolk, Va. – ODU’s Aleksandr Seleznev, Alex Funkhouser and Dan Couzens all won singles titles on day three of the Sergio Tacchini Collegiate Invitational at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.


In the A-1 singles bracket it was an all Monarch final as Seleznev took on teammate Tobias Fanselow.  The senior Seleznev came away with the win, defeating Fanselow 7-6, 6-4.  Both players fought hard to advance to the finals after dropping the first set of their semifinal matches.  Seleznev didn’t win a game in the opening set against VCU’s Nicolas Vinel, but rebounded for the 0-6, 6-1, 1-0 victory.  In the other semifinal Fanselow took on Norfolk State’s Miroslav Vicek, falling 6-3 in the first set and battling back to win the next two, 7-5, 1-0.


Alex Funkhouser’s road to the B-1 title was arguably more difficult as he and Coastal Carolina’s Plamen Tzvetkov competed in one of the most exciting matches of the tournament.  End the end Funkhouser escaped with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) victory.


In the B-2 singles final sophomore Dan Couzens won in straight sets over Nelio Mattos of Hampton, 6-2, 7-5.


A-1 Singles

F          Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU)         7-6, 6-4

SF        Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Miroslav Vicek (NSU)    3-6, 7-5, 1-0

SF        Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Nicolas Vinel (VCU)   0-6, 6-1, 1-0


B-1 Singles

F          Alex Funkhouser (ODU) def. Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)

SF        Alex Funkhouser (ODU) def. Louis Steyn (Liberty)                   6-2, 7-5


B-2 Singles

F          Dan Couzens (ODU) def. Nelio Mattos (Hampton)                   6-2, 7-5

SF        Dan Couzens (ODU) def. Eric Shulman (CNU)                        6-3, 4-6, 1-0