Women's Tennis Falls To Va. Commonwealth In CAA Semifinals
By ODU Athletics
April 23, 2005
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Top-seeded William & Mary defeated #4 UNC Wilmington 4-0 and #2 Virginia Commonwealth downed #3 Old Dominion 4-0 in semifinal action at the 2005 CAA Women's Tennis Championship at Huntington Park Tennis Center in Newport News, Va.
The Tribe, who are ranked #20 nationally, and the Rams, who are ranked #54 nationally, will meet in Sunday's 10 a.m. championship match for the fourth year in a row.
VCU needed only an 8-2 triumph from their number one team of Marianna Yuferova/Olga Borisova to earn the doubles point after ODU defaulted at number three doubles. In singles, #1 Yuferova blanked the Lady Monarchs' Kerstin Endlich 6-0, 6-0 and second-seeded Olga Borisova beat Barbara Costa 6-4, 6-1. ODU defaulted at number six singles to give the Rams their fourth point.
W&M captured the doubles point after a pair of 8-1 victories from their #1 team of Megan Moulton-Levy/Candice Fuchs and the #2 duo of Kate Boomershine/Megan Muth. The Tribe clinched the match by getting straight set victories from their top three singles players. Moulton-Levy defeated UNCW's Lindsey Hess 6-1, 6-0 at number one, Fuchs beat Sallie Kiser 6-0, 6-2 at number two and Lena Sherbakov got past Molly Molony 6-3, 6-1 at number three.
2005 CAA WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
Huntington Park Tennis Center - Newport News, Va. - Semifinals
#1 William & Mary 4, #4 UNC Wilmington 0
#1 Megan Moulton-Levy (W&M) d. Lindsey Hess (UNCW), 6-1, 6-0
#2 Candice Fuchs (W&M) d. Sallie Kiser (UNCW), 6-0, 6-2
#3 Lena Sherbakov (W&M) d. Molly Molony (UNCW), 6-3, 6-1
#4 Megan Muth (W&M) vs. Kristin Mears (UNCW) - DNF
#5 Lingda Yang (W&M) vs. Cassie Martin (UNCW) - DNF
#6 Alex Deguzman (W&M) vs. Katie Carlson (UNCW) - DNF
#1 Moulton-Levy/Fuchs (W&M) d. Hess/Kiser (UNCW), 8-1
#2 Kate Boomershine/Muth (W&M) d. Mears/Molony (UNCW), 8-1
#3 Sherbakov/ Amy Wei (W&M) vs. Cary Wyeth/Lauren Filliettaz (UNCW) - DNF
#2 Virginia Commonwealth 4, #3 Old Dominion 0
#1 Marianna Yuferova (VCU) d. Kerstin Endlich (ODU), 6-0, 6-0
#2 Olga Borisova (VCU) d. Barbara Costa (ODU), 6-4, 6-1
#3 Cristina Arribas (VCU) vs. Fernanda Luiz (ODU) - DNF
#4 Viktoria Konstantinova (VCU) vs. Barbara Kerner (ODU) - DNF
#5 Camille Ripert (VCU) vs. Linda Garder (ODU) - DNF
#6 Alexa Korotkevich (VCU) win by default
#1 Yuferova/Borisova (VCU) d. Endlich/Luiz (ODU), 8-2
#2 Korotkevich/Arribas (VCU) vs. Costa/Kerner (ODU) - DNF
#3 Vera Petrashevitch/Konstantinova (VCU) win by default
CAA WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 24 - Finals
#1 William & Mary vs. #2 Va. Commonwealth - 10 a.m