ODU Improves to 3-0 With Win Over George Washington

February 04, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 4, 2012

NORFOLK, Va.- A tennis packed day at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center that featured both Old Dominion University women's tennis and Old Dominion University men's tennis would not disappoint Monarch fans. The Lady Monarchs won their match 4-3 over the George Washington Colonials while playing alongside the men indoors.

Diana Ivanova and Melissa Esnal-Olguin defeated Mimi Hamling and Zoe Krohn 8-2 but Aleksandra Mitrovska with Nika Khmolovska and Juliana Pires with Faith Atiso dropped their doubles sets 9-7 and 8-3 respectively.

With the team score at 1-0, Aleksandra Mitrovska and Juliana Pires put the Lady Monarchs back on top winning in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) and (6-3, 6-2). Diana Ivanova came from behind to win nine straight games and win in straight sets 7-5, 6-0 over Leah Pascarella.

Things got interesting, as Faith Atiso and Melissa Esnal Olguin could not hold on and fell in their matches, but Nika Khmolovska broke the 3-3 tie and defeated Zoe Krohn in straight sets 7-5, 6-3, to secure the win for the Lady Monarchs.

Standing at 3-0 and undefeated at home, the Lady Monarchs will travel to Virginia Commonwealth on February 11 for their next match.

ODU 4 GW 3


Diana Ivanova/ Melissa Esnal-Olguin over Mimi Hamling/ Zoe Krohn, 8-2
Leah Pascarella/ Isabella Escobar over Aleksandra Mitrovska/ Nika Khmolovska, 9-7
Jacqueline Corba/ Meg Tyner over Juliana Pires/ Faith Atiso, 8-3


Diana Ivanova over Leah Pascarella 7-5, 6-0
Jacqueline Corba over Melissa Esnal-Olguin, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
Juliana Pires over Mimi Hamling, 6-3, 6-2
Aleksandra Mitrovska over Isabella Escobar, 6-3, 6-4
Nika Khmolovsaka over Zoe Krohn, 7-5, 6-3
Meg Tyler over Faith Atiso, 6-0, 6-1

Order of Finish:

Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 4, 3, 1, 6, 2, 5