ODU Suffers Loss to East Carolina in Men's Tennis, 4-3

January 22, 2010
By ODU Athletics

Jan. 22, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. -- In the opener of this weekends Monarch Roundup, Old Dominion suffered its first loss of the 2010 season, 4-3 to East Carolina. The doubles point would seal the victory for the Pirates, as ECU narrowly bested the Monarchs.

Old Dominion falls to 3-1 to start the season with the loss to ECU. Yakov Diskin and Krzystof Muzalewski paired for the only Monarch win in doubles action as Tobias Fanselow and Benjamin Chomette dropped a tight 9-8 (3) match to ECU's Shalmeved and Tuedt. ECU also won at number three doubles to take the doubles team point.

In singles play, ODU won the first three matches at #1, 2 and 3 singles behind Fanselow, Chomette and Diskin. Chomette dropped the first set to Shalmeved but came back to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), while Diskin also won a close one, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

However, ECU would win #4, 5, and 6 singles, defeating the Monarchs rookies and earning the match victory.

ODU will return to the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m. versus Liberty and again at 1:00 p.m. to take on Morgan State.

Results:
OLD DOMINION vs. EAST CAROLINA

Doubles:
1. Shalmeved/Tuedt (ECU) def. Fanselow/Chomette (ODU) 9-8 (3)
2. Diskin/Muzalewski (ODU) def. Horvath/Mannino (ECU) 8-3
3. Whitwell/Oakley (ECU) def. Ochagavia/Rodriguez (ODU) 9-7

Singles:
1. Fanselow (ODU) def. Horvath (ECU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Chomette (ODU) def. Shalmeved (ECU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
3. Diskin (ODU) def. Whitwell (ECU) 7-5, 7-6 (4)
4. Mannino (ECU) def. Muzalewski (ODU) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
5. Schmitt (ECU) def. Ochagavia (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Oakley (ECU) def. Rodriguez (ODU) 6-0, 6-3

FINAL SCORE: ODU 3, ECU 4

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