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Women's Tennis No. 9 Seed in C-USA Championships, Takes on UAB Thursday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 15, 2013
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April 15, 2013

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HOUSTON, Texas - No. 9 seed Old Dominion University women's tennis will face No. 8 seed UAB in the first round of the Conference USA Championships on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. EST. The C-USA Championships is held in Houston, Texas.

ODU comes into their first ever Conference USA Championship with a 12-8 mark. The Lady Monarchs have faced just one other C-USA opponent this season, falling at Marshall 4-3 earlier in the year. The Thundering Herd are the No. 7 seed and the two teams would not face each other until the finals.

Junior Melissa Esnal Olguin leads ODU with a 14-5 record, playing primarily at No. 5 singles, where she is 12-4. Fellow junior Nika Khmolovska is second on the squad with a 12-6 mark, playing mostly at No. 6 singles.

Diana Ivanova and Nikol Hristova are tied for third with 11 wins apiece while Ivana Vukovic has 10 wins.

UAB brings a 12-7 record in the championships and is led by first year head coach, Lisa Jackson.

The Blazers are led in wins by Isabel Fernandez, who is 15-4 on the season and Rachel Daniell, who brings a 13-6 mark into the week.

The winner of the match takes on No. 1 seed Rice Friday at 11 a.m. EST.

The Owls, ranked No. 20 in the country, are the top seed, followed by Tulsa, Memphis and Tulane as the top four seeds.

* All times are central unless noted.


FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 18
Match 1: (13) Southern Miss vs. (4) Tulane - 8 a.m.
Match 2: (12) UTEP vs. (5) SMU - 8 a.m.
Match 3: (9) Old Dominion vs. (8) UAB - 12 p.m.
Match 4: (10) Houston vs. (7) Marshall - 12 p.m.
Match 5: (11) East Carolina vs. (6) UCF - 4 p.m.

QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 19
Match 6: winner of Match 3 vs. (1) Rice - 10 a.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 1 vs. winner of Match 2 - 10 a.m.
Match 8: winner of Match 4 vs. (2) Tulsa - 2 p.m.
Match 9: winner of Match 5 vs. (3) Memphis - 2 p.m.

SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 20
Match 10: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 - 2 p.m.
Match 11: winner of Match 8 vs. winner of Match 9 - 2 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 21
Match 12: winner of Match 10 vs. winner of Match 11 - 10 a.m.

*All Times Central.


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