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Four Monarchs Advance To Semifinals

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 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. 


A-1 Singles

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


A-2 Singles

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


B-1 Singles

QF       Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) def. Ben Marks (ODU)                      6-4, 6-2

QF       Alex Funkhouser (ODU) def. Keyan Sanai (Loyola)                 6-3, 6-2


B-2 Singles

QF       Dan Couzens (ODU) def. Sabyasachi Bose (Drexel)                 6-3, 7-5


B-3 Singles

QF       David Shaheen (Villanova) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)   6-4, 6-1



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