Monarchs Defeat Red Storm 4-1 In Men's Tennis

April 06, 2008
By ODU Athletics

April 6, 2008

Norfolk, Va. - The Old Dominion University men's tennis team used four singles victories to defeat visiting St. John's 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

The Red Storm captured the doubles point to begin the match by winning at No. 1 and No. 2 before the Monarchs earned an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles.

In singles play the Monarchs won at the first four positions with all victories coming in straight sets. Alexandr Seleznev defeated Artem Vlasenko 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1, while Eidy Igarashi earned a 6-4, 6-1 decision at No. 2 over Sasha Svetlakov. Tobias Fanselow and Rodrigo Souza also recorded victories at their respective positions.

The Monarchs return to action Saturday, April 12 when they'll host South Alabama.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

DOUBLES:

1.Vlasenko/Loza (SJU) def. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) 8-5

2. Svetlakov/Kosut (SJU) def. Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) 8-5

3. Souza/Igarashi (ODU) def. Wallensteen/Cerny (SJU) 8-3

SINGLES:

1. Alexandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Artem Vlasenko (SJU) 6-3, 6-2

2. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Sasha Svetlakov (SJU) 6-4, 6-1

3. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Gustavo Loza (SJU) 7-6 (3), 6-2

4. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Martin Kosut (SJU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Yakov Diskin (ODU) vs. Pavel Cerny (SJU) 2-1 DNF*

6. Alex Funkhouser (ODU) vs. Asaf Honig (SJU) 7-6 (5) DNF*

FINAL SCORE: ODU 4, St. John's 1

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