Monarchs Fall Just Short At No. 49 NC State

January 25, 2009
By ODU Athletics

Jan. 25, 2009

Raleigh, N.C. – With the score knotted at three apiece, NC State’s Eric Turner won the third set of his match against Old Dominion’s Krzysztof Muzalewski to give the 49th ranked Wolfpack a 4-3 decision over the visiting Monarchs (3-1) Sunday afternoon.


In doubles play, the Monarchs 43rd ranked duo of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow defeated the Wolfpack team of Christian Welte and Julian Sullivan 8-3 at No. 1, but Jay Weinacker and Jaime Pulgar tied up the doubles with an 8-6 win over ODU’s Matt Fawcett and Krzysztof Muzalewski.  The doubles point came down to a hard-fought No. 3 match that was decided in a tie-break with the Monarchs Yakov Diskin and Alex Funkhouser edging Frideric Prandecki and David Chermak, 9-8 (9-7).


The singles action proved to be just as exciting with the Wolfpack jumping out to a 3-1 advantage after wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4.  However, the Monarchs rallied to make things interesting.  After dropping the first set, Diskin came back to knock off Derek Stephens 6-7 (2), 7-6 (8-6), 6-0, at No. 3, and at No. 5 Fawcett defeated Chermak 7-5, 7-5 to tie the score at 3-3.


The No. 6 matchup decided the outcome of the match, and after splitting the first two sets 6-4, 4-6, Muzalewski fell to Turner in the third by a score 6-3.


ODU returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 28 when the Monarchs play host to Princeton at 1 p.m.


No. 49 NC State 4, Old Dominion 3



1. No. 43 Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) def. Welte/Sullivan (NCSU)        8-3

2. Weinacker/Pulgar (NCSU) def. Fawcett/Muzalewski (ODU)            8-6

3. Diskin/Funkhouser (ODU) def. Chermal/Prandecki (NCSU)             9-8 (9-7)



1. No. 55 Jay Weinacker (NCSU) def. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU)                  7-5, 7-6, (4), 6-4

2. No. 124 Christian Welte (NCSU) def. No. 80 Tobias Fanselow (ODU)       6-4, 6-2

3. Yakov Diskin (ODU) def. Derek Stephens (NCSU)                                        6-7 (2),7-6 (8-6), 6-0

4. Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)                                       6-2, 6-3

5. Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. David Chermak (NCSU)                                         7-5, 7-5

6. Eric Turner (NCSU) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)                                6-4, 4-6, 6-3


Order of finish: 4,2,1,3,5,6*

*Clinches the win



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