Four Monarchs Advance To Semifinals
Oct. 11, 2008
Norfolk, Va. - Day two of the Sergio Tacchini Collegiate Invitational saw the ODU men’s tennis team send four players into tomorrow’s semifinal round.
In the A-1 singles bracket Tobias Fanselow and Aleksandr Seleznev cruised into the semifinals with straight sets victories over their respective opponents. Fanselow defeated Coastal Carolina’s Ernesto Ramos 7-6, 6-4 in the round of 16, and UMBC’s Fredi Voorman 6-2, 6-3 in their quarterfinal match. Seleznev had a bye in the opening round and rolled over Howard’s Christopher Brown 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. The teammates each hope to earn one more victory before meeting up in tomorrow’s 1 p.m. final.
VCU’s Emil Lindgren prevented the Monarchs Matt Fawcett from advancing to the semifinals in the A-2 draw, defeating the ODU sophomore 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Dan Couzens advanced to the semifinals of the B-2 singles bracket where he will face off against Christopher Newport’s Eric Shulman. In the quarterfinals Couzens won in straight sets over Drexel’s Sabyasachi Bose, 6-3, 7-5.
In doubles action late Friday night, the Monarchs tandem of Fawcett and Muzalewski captured the A-2 championship with an 8-4 win over the James Madison duo of Ville Maaranen and Jared Robinson.
16 Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Ernesto Ramos (CCU) 7-6, 6-4
QF Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Fredi Voorman (UMBC) 6-2, 6-3
QF Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Christopher Brown (Howard) 6-1, 6-1
16 Andre Vorobyov (Delaware) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0
16 Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. Gabriel Groh (Hampton) 6-1, 7-6
QF Emil Lindgren (VCU) def. Matt Fawcett (ODU) 6-4, 7-5
QF Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) def. Ben Marks (ODU) 6-4, 6-2
QF Alex Funkhouser (ODU) def. Keyan Sanai (Loyola) 6-3, 6-2
QF Dan Couzens (ODU) def. Sabyasachi Bose (Drexel) 6-3, 7-5
QF David Shaheen (Villanova) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU) 6-4, 6-1