Men's Tennis Loses Tight 4-3 Match in CAA Opener to William & Mary

February 22, 2010
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 22, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. -- Juniors Tobias Fanselow and Benjamin Chomette earned their biggest win of the season in doubles play, upsetting the 19th ranked tandem in the nation, but William & Mary would win four singles matches to drop Old Dominion in the Monarchs CAA opener.

The ODU pair won, 8-6, at No. 1 Doubles, over the 19th ranked Tribe pair, Sebastien Vidal and Keziel Juneau. At No. 2 Doubles, Yakov Diskin and Krzysztof Muzalewski sealed the crucial doubles point with an 8-5 victory over William & Mary's Anton Andersson and Jamie Whiteford.

At No. 1 singles, Fanselow continued his hot play with another win over a nationally ranked opponent, when he dispatched #75 Juneau in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

Muzalewski would also win in singles play for ODU, dropping Andersson, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.

William & Mary would win the other four matches though, to win the CAA match, 4-3. Chomette would have his 5-match win streak snapped at No. 2.

ODU returns to the courts on Wednesday, February 24 as they travel to #47 VCU.

Results

OLD DOMINION vs. WILLIAM & MARY

Doubles
1. Fanselow/Chomette (ODU) def. #19 Vidal/Juneau (W&M); 8-6
2. Diskin/Muzalewski (ODU) def. Andersson/Whiteford (W&M); 8-5
3. Orre/Mihalov (W&M) def. Ochagavia/Fahoum (ODU); 8-5

Singles:
1. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. #75 Keziel Juneau (W&M); 6-2, 6-3
2. Sebastien Vidal (W&M) def. Benjamin Chomette (ODU); 7-6, 7-5
3. Jamie Whiteford (W&M) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU); 6-3, 6-2
4. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU) def. Anton Andersson (W&M); 7-5, 6-1
5. Richard Wardell (W&M) def. Albert Ochagavia (ODU); 6-4, 6-4
6. Ilja Orre (W&M) def. Fahoum Fahoum (ODU); 6-3, 6-2

FINAL SCORE: William & Mary 4, Old Dominion 3

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