No. 55 Men's Tennis Blanks Howard, 7-0
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 18, 2007
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The No. 55 Old Dominion men's tennis team blanked Howard on Friday by a 7-0 score to improve to 3-2 on the year. Highlighting the Monarch wins were the No. 1 doubles team of Alex Seleznev (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) and Eidy Igarashi (São José do Rio Preto, Brazil) earning an 8-0 win and Rodrigo Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) earning a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles.
In addition to Selznev's and Igarashi's win, ODU's No. 2 doubles team of Souza and Yakov Diskin (Yorktown, Va.) picked up an 8-1 win over Anthony Baldwin and Stephen-Andrea Surive, to take the doubles points.
Action in singles began with Diskin defeating Chad Jones, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles followed by Souza's victory at the No. 3 spot. Seleznev, playing at No. 1 singles, played his way to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Faron Carter, Igarashi earned a 6-3, 6-0 win over Othmane Garma at No. 2 singles, and Dominic Manilla (Greenwood, Va.) wrapped up play with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Surive at No. 5 singles.
The Old Dominion men's team returns to action against Winthrop.
Old Dominion 7, Howard 0
No. 1 Seleznev/Igarashi (ODU) def. Carter/Garma (How) 8-0
No. 2 Souza/Diskin (ODU) def. Baldwin/Surive (How) 8-1
No. 3 ODU won by default
Order of Finish 1,2
No. 1 Alex Seleznev (ODU) def. Faron Carter (How) 6-2,6-2
No. 2 Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Othmane Garma (How) 6-3,6-0
No. 3 Rodrigo Souza (ODU) def. Anthony Baldwin (How) 6-0,6-0
No. 4 Yakov Diskin (ODU) def. Chad Jones (How) 6-2,6-0
No. 5 Dominic Manilla (ODU) def. Stephen-Andre Surive (How) 6-0,6-1
No. 6 ODU won by default
Order of finish 4,3,1,2,5