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Lady Monarchs Roll During Day Two Of Sergio Tacchini Collegiate Invitational

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: October 11, 2008
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Oct. 11, 2008

Complete Results


Norfolk, Va. – Day two of the Sergio Tacchini Collegiate Invitational proved to be a good day for the Lady Monarchs as all six members of the women’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of their respective draws.  Play resumes tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. with the semifinals and championship matches of all brackets.


In the A-1 singles bracket Nadine Fahoum and Joanna Dobrowolska took very different routes into the semifinals.  With a bye in the round of 16, Fahoum made quick work of Delaware’s Elena Berry in the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.  Dobrowolska on the other hand needed two hard fought wins to advance.  She opened with a 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 win over James Madison’s Rebecca Erickson and hung on for a 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 victory over Sabrina Visram of Pittsburgh.


Marija Citic earned a straight set victory over Kate Malpeli of Mary Washington, while needing three sets to defeat NJIT’s Ana Lidon and advance to tomorrow’s semifinal where she’ll face Penn State’s Monica Mical at 8 a.m.


Freshmen Irina Dementyeva and Margarita Spicin both went 2-0 on the day to advance in the B-2 and B-3 singles brackets respectively.


In late doubles action from Friday night, Fahoum and Haarhoff captured the A-1 doubles title by defeating Penn State’s duo of Lauren Holzberg and Maria Prishlyak, 8-1 in the finals.  The Lady Monarchs added a second doubles crown when in the B-3 bracket Dementyeva and Spicin earned an 8-3 win over Hampton’s Jovanna Sangria and Maria Ycaza.


A-1 Singles

16        Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Rebecca Erickson (JMU)                 6-2, 4-6, 1-0

QF       Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Sabrina Visram (Pitt)                        6-3, 5-7, 1-0

QF       Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. Elena Berry (Delaware)                6-1, 6-0


A-2 Singles

QF       Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. Gozde Unkaya (Drexel)                        Score not reported


B-1 Singles

16        Marija Citic (ODU) def. Kate Malpeli (MWU) 6-3, 6-2

QF       Marija Citic (ODU) def. Ana Lidon (NJIT)                   4-6, 6-4, 1-0


B-2 Singles

16        Irina Dementyeva (ODU) def. Anastasia Butcovscaia (Towson)            6-1, 6-1

QF       Irina Dementyeva (ODU) def. Ekaterina Kuznetsova (Liberty)   6-4, 4-6, 1-0


B-3 Singles

16        Margarita Spicin (ODU) def. Aandria Carr (Towson)    6-2, 6-2

QF       Margarita Spicin (ODU) def. Stephanie Brown (Liberty)           6-1, 6-3



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