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Men's Tennis Beats #53 Virginia Tech 5-2

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 08, 2004
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March 8, 2004

NORFOLK, VA - The 75th ranked Old Dominion men's tennis team defeated 53rd ranked Virginia Tech at home Sunday, 5-2, to improve to 7-1 for the season. Virginia Tech took Match 1, defeating #13 Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 to give the Hokies the 1-0 lead early. Zoltan Csanadi (Timisoara, Romania) took Match 2, defeating Soren Spanner 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, while Calin Milos (Timisoara, Romania) took Match 3, winning in straight sets, 6-, 7-5 to give the Monarchs a 2-1 lead.

Henrique Cancado took Match 4 over Angel Diankov in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, to give ODU a 3-1 lead, before Niklas Oskarsson (Halmstad, Sweden) dropped Match 5 to Adel Abbas 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. In the final singles match, Adriano Mello (Londrina, Brazil) defeated Brent Wilkins 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles action, the team of Izak van der Merwe and Niklas Oskarsson defeated Andreas Lauland and Soren Spanner 8-3, while Zoltan Csanadi and Hernrique Cancado dropped a 8-4 match to Brent Wilkins and Morton Schultz. In the final and deciding doubles match, the team of Nate Grober and Calin Milos took out Angel Diankov and Arvid Puranen 9-8, after taking the tiebreaker 7-5.

Results:
No. 75 Old Dominion 5, No. 53 Virginia Tech 2

Singles 1. Andreas Lauland (VT) def. No. 13 Izak van der Merwe (ODU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 2. Zoltan Csanadi (ODU) def. Soren Spanner (VT) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 3. Calin Milos (ODU) def. Arvid Puranen (VT) 6-, 7-5 4. Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Angel Diankov (VT) 6-3, 6-3 5. Adel Abbas (VT) def. Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 6. Adriano Mello (ODU) def. Brent Wilkins (VT) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles 1. van der Merwe/Oskarsson (ODU) def. Lauland/Spanner (VT) 8-3 2. Wilkins/Morton Schultz (VT) def. Csanadi/Cancado (ODU) 8-4 3. Nate Grover/Milos (ODU) def. Diankov/Puranen (VT) 9-8 (7-5)

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