Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight With 4-3 Win Over East Tennessee State

February 24, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 24, 2003

JOHNSON CITY, TN -- The Old Dominion University men's tennis team upped its season mark to 9-3 on the year taking a 4-3 win over East Tennessee State this afternoon. The Monarchs got wins from juniors Zoltan Csanadi (Timisoara, Romania) and Niklas Oskarsson (Halmsted, Sweden) and sophomore Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa) in singles and then swept all three doubles matches to take the win.

The Monarchs had victories at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles going 3-3 on the afteroon. Van der Merwe recorded a 6-2, ret. Win at No. 1 singles over Marcos Pavlovich. Csanadi posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alejandro Salazar at No. 2 singles. Oskarsson used a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 6 singles over Franciso Diaz.

All three Monarch doubles teams won for Old Dominion to receive the doubles point and the win. Csanadi and van der Merwe combined for an 8-6 win over East Tennessee's Alejandro Salazar and Marcos Pavlovich at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles duo of junior Calin Milos (Timisoara, Romania) and senior Patrik Binkowsi (Orby, Sweden) teamed for an 8-5 at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, Old Dominion's senior Salman Mohammed (Calcutta, India) and Oskarsson completed the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win over Moises Serrano and Fernando Ocha.

The Monarchs will return to action on Friday against Virginia.

Match Summary:

#1  Izak van der Merwe (ODU) def. Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU): 6-2, ret.
#2  Zoltan Csanadi (ODU) def. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU): 6-3, 6-4
#3  Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Calin Milos (ODU):  6-3, 3-6, 6-3
#4  Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) def. Patrik Binkowski (ODU): 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
#5  Moises Serrano (ETSU) def. Salman Mohammed (ODU):  6-4, 7-6
#6  Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) def. Franciso Diaz (ESTU):  6-2, 6-1

Doubles: #1 Zoltan Csanadi/Izak van der Merwe (ODU) def. Alejandro Salazar/Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU): 8-6 #2 Calin Milos/Patrik Binkowski (ODU) def. Fernando Fiuri/Diego Iglesias (ESTU): 8-5 #3 Salman Mohammed/Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) def. Moises Serrano/Fernando Ocha (ESTU): 8-6