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Monarchs Swept In Men's Tennis Doubleheader

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 07, 2009
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Feb. 7, 2009

Norfolk, Va. – The ODU Monarchs lost both matches in Friday’s doubleheader, falling to Columbia 5-2, and East Carolina 4-3.  With the losses the Monarchs fell to 7-4 on the year.

 

In the first match of the day, Columbia won the doubles point and proceeded to win four of the singles matches as well.  The Monarchs only singles victory came at No. 1 where Aleksandr Seleznev defeated Jon Wong in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

 

Against ECU the Monarchs got off to a great start by sweeping all three doubles matches, including an 8-0 victory by the 43rd ranked doubles team of Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow over Jaroslav Horvath and Denis Ermilov.

 

However, in singles play ODU won at No. 1 and No. 2, before dropping the remaining four matches, resulting in the 4-3 loss.

 

DOUBLES:

1. Borta/Nichigan (COL) def. No. 43 Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU)         8-6

2. Marks/Fawcett (ODU) def. Wong/Scheiderman (COL)                     8-5

3. Sezgen/Urban (COL) def. Funkhouser/Couzens (ODU)                    8-3

 

SINGLES:

1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Jon Wong (COL)                            6-2, 6-1

2. Bogdan Borta (COL) def.  Tobias Fanselow (ODU)                         3-6, 6-4, 6-3

3. Mihai Nichifor (COL) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                               6-4, 6-4

4. Ekin Sezgen (COL) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)                            7-6(5), 6-4

5. Matt Fawcett (ODU) vs. Haig Schneiderman                                    Match Suspended.

6. Sho Matsumoto (COL) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)              6-4, 6-1

 

FINAL SCORE: COLUMBIA 5, ODU 1

 

DOUBLES:

1. Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) def. Horvath/Emilou (ECU)                     8-0

2. Marks/Fawcett (ODU) def. Skalmered/Kochefor(ECU)                    8-5

3. Funkhouser/Couzens(ODU) def. Oakley/Whitwell (ECU)                8-4

 

SINGLES:

1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Jaroslav Horvath (ECU)              6-2, 6-2

2. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Denis Ermilov (ECU)                        6-0, 6-3

3. Stephen Whitwell (ECU) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                        6-0, 6-1

4. Henrik Skalmerud(ECU) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)                    1-6, 7-5, 6-0

5. Aleksey Kochetov (ECU) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)        7-6(5), 6-3, 6-4

6. Bryan Oakley (ECU) def. Dan Couzens (ODU)                                6-4, 2-6, 6-1

 

FINAL SCORE: EAST CAROLINA 4, ODU 3

 

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