ODU Edged By DePaul in Men's Tennis Action, 4-3

April 09, 2010
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.



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

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