Seleznev, Funkhouser and Couzens Win Singles Titles
Oct. 12, 2008
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.
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
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
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