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Lady Monarch Tennis Downs East Carolina, 6-1

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 16, 2007
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April 16, 2007

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Old Dominion women's tennis team rebounded from Friday's 7-0 CAA loss to No. 26 Virginia Commonwealth with a 6-1 victory over East Carolina Saturday in non-conference action.

Old Dominion used a doubles sweep and five singles to improve to 15-6 overall.

Old Dominion took an early 1-0 advantage after winning all three doubles bouts. Jana Kubickova and Larissa Santos finished first at No. 2, rolling past Luiza Borges and Hannah Priest by an 8-2 margin, while Daniela Cohen and Barbara Costa knocked off Alex Smith and Brooke Walter by a similar score of 8-2 at No. 3. At No. 1, Charleen Haarhoff and Fernanda Luiz collected an 8-5 victory by downing Mireia Gol and Varinia Soler 8-5.

Haarhoff started the Monarchs off with a solo win at No. 1, cruising past Anca Dumitru 6-0, 6-1, while Cohen defeated Priest 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6.

At No. 2, Luiz clinched ODU's team victory when she downed Soler 6-2, 6-4 before Costa added a 7-5, 6-0 decision over Borges at No. 5 and Kubickova outlasted Walter 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at the fourth position. Gol tallied ECU's only triumph of the afternoon by rallying past Santos 2-6, 6-3, 7-4 in a NO. 3 matchup.

The Lady Pirates will now begin preparation efforts for the four-day Conference USA Championships which will begin Thursday, April 19 in Tulsa, Okla.

OLD DOMINION 6, EAST CAROLINA 1

Singles:
No. 1 - Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. Anca Dumitru (ECU); 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 - Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Varinia Soler (ECU); 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Mireia Gol (ECU) def. Larissa Santos (ODU); 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 4 - Jana Kubickova (ODU) def. Brooke Walter (ECU); 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
No. 5 - Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Luiza Borges (ECU); 7-5, 6-0
No. 6 - Daniela Cohen (ODU) def. Hannah Priest (ECU); 6-3, 6-1

Doubles:
No. 1 - Haarhoff/Luiz (ODU) def. Gol/Soler (ECU); 8-5
No. 2 - Kubickova/Santos (ODU) def. Borges/Priest (ECU); 8-2
No. 3 - Cohen/Costa (ODU) def. Alex Smith/Walter (ECU); 8-2

Team Records: Old Dominion 16-6, East Carolina 19-9

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