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Men's Tennis Splits Doubleheader With No. 24 Rice And Villanova

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 17, 2008
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Feb. 17, 2008

Norfolk, Va. - The 42nd ranked Old Dominion University men's tennis team split a doubleheader on Saturday, falling 5-2 to No. 24 Rice and defeating Villanova 7-0 at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

Rice opened the day with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions to secure the doubles point. The Monarchs however did manage to win at No. 3 doubles where Matt Fawcett and Tim Gehrke defeated the Rice duo of Scheil and Rosa.

In singles play the Monarchs picked up two victories as Rodrigo Souza downed Filip Zivajinuvic 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4, while at No. 6 Yakov Diskin went three sets before defeating Dennis Polygtev 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6).

The Monarchs dominated the second match of the day against Villanova, earning the doubles point and winning all six singles matches in straight sets.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. RICE UNIVERSITY

Doubles: 1. Knupfer/Muller (RU) def. Seleznev/Igarashi (ODU) 8-4 2. Zivajinuvic/Wang (RU) def. Souza/Fanselow (ODU) 8-4 3. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) def. Scheil/Rosa (RU) 8-4

Singles: 1. Bruno Rosa (RU) def. Alexandr Seleznev (ODU) 6-4, 6-4 2. Chris Muller (RU) def. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) 6-4, 6-0 3. Ralph Knupfer (RU) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) 4. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Filip Zivajinuvic (RU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Chong Wang (RU) def. Matt Fawcett (ODU) 6-4, 6-2 6. Yakov Diskin (ODU) def. Dennis Polygtev (RU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6)

FINAL SCORE: RICE 5, ODU 2

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Doubles: 1. Souza/ Fanselow (ODU) def. Maher/ Alenic (NOVA) 8-3 2. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) def. Chimerakus/Drosik(NOVA) 8-0 3. Lesser/Shaheen(NOVA) def. M.King/R.King (ODU)

Singles: 1. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Maher (NOVA) 6-4, 6-1 2. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Chimerakus (NOVA) 6-3, 6-3 3. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Saheen (NOVA) 6-1, 6-2 4. Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. Alenic (NOVA) 6-1, 6-1 5. Timo Gehrke (ODU) def. Tobin (NOVA) 6-2, 6-2 6. Alex Funkhouse (ODU) def. Lesser (NOVA) 6-2, 6-4

FINAL SCORE: ODU 7, VILLANOVA 0

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