No. 53 Lady Monarchs Defeat East Carolina in Women's Tennis Action
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 4, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. -- The 53rd ranked Lady Monarchs won the doubles point and added four singles wins to drop the East Carolina Lady Pirates, 5-2. ODU improved to 5-2 this season, led again by junior Nadine Fahoum (Haifa, Israel).
Fahoum, ranked 21st in the nation, bested her opponent at No. 1 singles without giving up a game. She dropped ECU's Audrey LePottier in a 6-0, 6-0 final. She also paired with junior Joanna Dobrowolska to blank LePottier and teammate Jessica Cook in No. 1 doubles, 8-0.
ODU also got the win at No. 3 doubles from Irina Dementyeva and Diana Ivanova, 8-2 over Natalie Collins and Tamara Sachs. The win sealed the doubles point for the Lady Monarchs. In singles play, the Lady Pirates would win a pair of long matches at No. 2 and No. 3. Cook defeated Dobrowolska, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 and Collins beat Dementyeva, 3-6, 6-4, 13-11.
ODU would take the win, though, behind wins at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles. Ivanova won at No. 4 in a 6-3, 6-2 final over Petra Vogel. Juliana Pires won at No. 5 against Yilian Zhang and Marija Citic won 6-0, 6-0 over Sachs.
#53 OLD DOMINION vs. EAST CAROLINA
1. Dobrowolska/Fahoum (ODU) def. Cook/LePottier (ECU); 8-0
2. Vogel/Zhang (ECU) def. Citic/Pires (ODU); 8-5
3. Dementyeva/Ivanova (ODU) def. Collins/Sachs (ECU); 8-2
1. #21 Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. Audrey LePottier (ECU); 6-0, 6-0
2. Jessica Cook (ECU) def. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU); 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
3. Natalie Collins (ECU) def. Irina Dementyeva (ODU); 3-6, 6-4, 13-11
4. Diana Ivanova (ODU) def. Petra Vogel (ECU); 6-3, 6-2
5. Juliana Pires (ODU) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU); 6-2, 6-4
6. Marija Citic (ODU) def. Tamara Sachs (ECU); 6-0, 6-0
FINAL SCORE: Old Dominion 5, East Carolina 2