Cavaliers Squeeze By Old Dominion

February 04, 2002
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 4, 2002

NORFOLK, VA - The Old Dominion women's tennis team fell to rival Virginia 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Monarchs fell to 1-2 while UVA eeked out its second consecutive win of the spring season.

Old Domninion's top two singles players prevailed over Virginia. Sophomore Nataly Cahanna (Qiriat Bialik, Israel) won a 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 match over Henriette Williams while senior Ana Radeljevic (Zagreb, Croatia) picked up a victory over Jennifer Tuchband with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 match. Senior Mily Kannarkat (Va Beach, VA) fell at third singles (6-1, 6-2), while Cavalier sisters Dora and Marta Bechliwanis defeated junior Julia Sotiriu (Wendelstein, Germany) (2-6, 6-2, 6-2) and senior Patricia Araujo (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) (6-2, 6-3) at fourth and fifth singles respectively.

In doubles, Old Dominion was victorious at first singles as Cahana and Radeljevic teamed for a 8-2 win. In second singles action, Kannarkat and Sotiriu fell 8-5 to the Bechliwanis sisters.


1. Nataly Cahanna (ODU) def. Henriette Williams (UVa) , 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 2. Ana Rodeljeric (ODU) def. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa), 7-6 (5), 7-6 3. Amy O'Donnell (UVa) def. Mily Kannarkat (UVa), 6-1, 6-2 4. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Julia Sotiriu (ODU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 5. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Patricia Araujo (ODU), 6-2, 6-3


1. Cahanna/Adeljeric (ODU) def. Williams/Tuchband (UVa), 8-2 2. D. Bechliwanis/M. Bechliwanis (UVa), Kannarkat/Sotiriu (ODU), 8-5 3. O'Donnell/Kim (UVa) won by default

MORE IN Women's Tennis


Women's Tennis: C-USA Tournament Semi-Finals // Presser
Women's Tennis: C-USA Tourney ODU vs UNT - Quarterfinals
Women's Tennis: C-USA Tourney ODU vs UTEP