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Radford Slides Past ODU 5-2 In Men's Tennis

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 08, 2009
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Feb. 8, 2009

Norfolk, Va. – The 67th ranked Highlanders of Radford knocked off the Monarchs ranked doubles team and ODU’s only ranked singles player, defeating the host Monarchs 5-2 Sunday morning at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.


All three doubles matches ended in identical 8-6 scores, with the Highlanders winning at No. 1 and No. 2 to secure the doubles point.  At No. 1 Martin Sayer and Zack Watson defeated the Monarchs 43rd ranked duo of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow.  ODU’s victory came at No. 3 where Yakov Diskin and Alex Funkhouser got past Radford’s Igor Ogizek and Stefan Bojic.


In singles play, Radford won four of the six matches, three coming in straight sets.  Diskin recorded one of the Monarchs two victories at No. 3 with his 6-3, 7-5 decision over Mehdi Benhammou.  The other ODU win came on the shoulders of Matt Fawcett as he downed Ogizek in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.


The Monarchs return to the courts on Wednesday, Feb. 18 for a matchup against CAA foe VCU.



1. Sayer/Watson (RU) def. No. 43 Seleznev/Fanselow(ODU)        8-6

2. Salec/Benhammou (RU) def. Fawcett/Marks (ODU)                    8-6

3. Diskin/Funkhouser (ODU) def. Ogizek /Bojic (RU)                      8-6



1. Martin Sayer (RU) def. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU)              7-5, 7-5

2. Ivan Salec (RU) def. No. 80 Tobias Fanselow (ODU)          6-3, 7-6(5)

3. Yakov Diskin (ODU) def. Mehdi Benhammou (RU)             6-3, 7-5

4. Stefan Bojic (RU) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)                   5-7, 6-3, 6-4

5. Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. Igor Ogizek (RU)                           6-4, 4-6, 7-5

6. Zack Watson (RU) def. Krzysztof  Muzalewski (ODU)         6-4, 6-4





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