ODU Edged By DePaul in Men's Tennis Action, 4-3
By ODU Athletics
April 9, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. -- The ODU men's tennis team fell to the DePaul Blue Demons at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center today, 4-3. Old Dominion slips to 14-9 overall with the regular season finale tomorrow morning against South Alabama.
DePaul kicked off the match with a sweep of the doubles matchups, winning 8-4, 8-6 and 8-7 (2) in order. With the doubles point, the Blue Demons jumped to a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
ODU sophomore Krzysztof Muzalewski would tie the match at one with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Vanja Grgec at No. 4 singles. Then, the two teams split the next two matches for a 2-2 tie heading into the final three matches.
Senior Yakov Diskin gave the Monarchs their first lead of the day in comeback fashion. He dropped the first set in a tiebreak, but bounced back to win the second and third at No. 3 singles to give Old Dominion a 3-2 lead in the match. Diskin defeated Matija Palinic 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4.
DePaul would answer, though, finishing off the Monarchs with wins at No. 2 and No. 5 singles for the victory. Junior Tobias Fanselow was the other Monarch to win, earning the win at No. 1 singles over Alasdair Graetz, 6-2, 7-6 (5).
The Monarchs wrap up their 2009-10 schedule with a match at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday against the University of South Alabama Jaguars. It will be Senior Day for Diskin, as he participates in his final home regular season match.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. DePAUL UNIVERSITY
1. Grgec/Hamback (DU) def. Fanselow/Chomette (ODU); 8-4
2. Palinic/Jozwiak (DU) def. Diskin/Muzalewski (ODU); 8-6
3. Graetz/Perrin (DU) def. Fahoum/Ochagavia (ODU); 8-7 (2)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Alasdair Graetz (DU); 6-2, 7-6 (5)
2. Bartosz Jozwiak (DU) def. Benjamin Chomette (ODU); 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
3. Yakov Diskin (ODU) def. Matija Palinic (DU); 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4
4. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU) def. Vanja Grgec (DU); 6-3, 6-3
5. Mathias Hambach (DU) def. Albert Ochagavia (ODU); 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
6. Douglas Perrin (DU) def. Fahoum Fahoum (ODU); 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 3, 2, 5*
FINAL SCORE: DePaul 4, Old Dominion 3