Men's Tennis Splits Saturday Doubleheader
Feb. 21, 2009
Norfolk, Va. – The ODU men’s tennis team lost to Middle Tennessee State 4-2 Saturday morning, but rebounded to shutout Temple 7-0 in the afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center in Norfolk.
Against MTSU the Monarchs surrendered the doubles point after dropping two of the three matches. The decisive match came with a 9-8(3) loss at No. 1 where the 40th ranked ODU duo of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow were upset by John Peers and Victor Melo.
In singles play, the Blue Raiders recorded three more victories to secure the win. Matt Fawcett and Krzysztof Muzalewski picked up straight set wins to account for the Monarchs two points.
In the second matchup of the day the Monarchs cruised to victory, winning two of the three doubles matches and all six singles matches, during which Fawcett extended his winning streak to 13 matches.
The Monarchs host another doubleheader tomorrow as they’ll take on Villanova at 10 a.m. and Christopher Newport at 2 p.m.
1. Melo/Peers (MTSU) def. Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) 9-8(3)
2. McKenzie/Richard (MTSU) def. Fawcett/Marks (ODU) 8-4
3. Funkhouser/Diskin (ODU) def. Wishing/McCann (MTSU) 8-4
1. Seleznev (ODU) vs. McKenzie (MTSU) 6-4, 6-7(1) Match Suspended
2. Melo (MTSU) def. Fanselow(ODU) 6-4, 7-5
3. Peers (MTSU) def. Diskin (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Richard (MTSU) def. Funkhouser (ODU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Fawcett (ODU) def. Wishing (MTSU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Muzalewski (ODU) def. McCann (MTSU) 6-2, 6-0
FINAL SCORE: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 4, OLD DOMINION 2
1. Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) def. Saavedra/Rams (TU) 8-3
2. Fawcett/Marks (ODU) def. Stephanides/Velasquez (TU) 8-3
3. Vizhunoz/Spunda (TU) def. Funkhouser/Diskin (ODU) 9-7
1. Seleznev (ODU) def. Rams (TU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Fanselow (ODU) def. Spunda (TU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Diskin (ODU) def. Velasquez (TU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Funkhouser (ODU) def. Vizhunoz (TU) 8-7(4)
5. Fawcett (ODU) def. Gohkaev (TU) 8-2
6. Muzalewski (ODU) def. Saavedra (TU) 8-4
7. (Exhibition) Marks (ODU) def. Stephanides (TU) 8-4
FINAL SCORE: OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY 7, TEMPLE 0