Lady Monarchs Fall To No. 31 Virginia

February 10, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 10, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- The No. 31 ranked Virginia women's tennis won its third consecutive match, defeating Old Dominion 5-2 on Friday afternoon. The win improves the Cavaliers' record to 4-1 on the season., while the Lady Monarchs drop their first contest of the spring, falling to 3-1 on the year.

Although the Cavaliers took the doubles points, ODU's No. 1 doubles team of senior Nataly Cahana (Qiriat Bialik, Israel) and Fernanda Luiz (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) did emerge victorious defeating 38th ranked Mariko Fritz-Korckow and Lauren Brunch.

The Lady Monarchs earned their two points with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles. Cahana defeated 74th ranked Mariko Fritz-Krockow at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-1, while her doubles teammate Luiz defeated Lauren Bruch, 6-1, 7-6, at No. 3 singles.

The Old Dominion women's tennis team returns to action playing CAA rival Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, February 8th.

No. 31 Virginia 5, Old Dominion 2

1. Cahana/Luiz (ODU) def. No. 38 Fritz-Krockow/Bruch (UVa) 8-6
2. K. James/Stough (UVa) def. Herrmann/Santos (ODU) 8-2
3. Montgomery/Hammond (UVa) def. Martinez/Kerner (ODU) 8-3

1. No. 33 Nataly Cahana (ODU) def. No. 74 Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UVa) 6-3, 6-1
2. Kristen James (UVa) def. Coralie Herrmann (ODU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Lauren Bruch (UVa) 6-1, 7-6
4. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Larissa Santos (ODU) 7-6, 6-2
5. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Maria Martinez (ODU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Caroline Hammond (UVa) def. Barbara Kerner (ODU) 6-2, 7-5