Baseball Voucher Books 2015
UVA at Harbor Park 2015
Big Blue 5K 2015
Bark in the Park 2015
2015 Football Season Tickets
Spring Football 2015
Monarch Maniacs
Uploaded Ad
Tickets for Troops

Monarchs Upend No. 55 St. Mary's In Men's Tennis

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 04, 2009
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Feb. 4, 2009

Norfolk, Va. – The Old Dominion University men’s tennis team defeated their first ranked opponent of the season on Tuesday, with a 5-2 win over No. 55 St. Mary’s College of California.  With the win the Monarchs improved to 7-2 on the season, while the Gaels fell to 1-4.

 

The Monarchs opened by winning the doubles point victories at No. 1 and No. 2.  The duo of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow defeated St. Mary’s Achim Christner and Andrea Zannoni 8-4 at No. 1 and at No. 2 Matt Fawcett and Ben Marks got past Lucas Tirelli and Steve Dawson-Roberts, 8-5.

 

In singles play, the Monarchs picked up four victories with three coming in straight sets.  Seleznev defeated Tirelli 62, 6-4 at No. 1, Fanselow defeated Christner 6-2, 7-6(3) at No. 2 and at No. 4 Alex Funkhouser rolled past Zannoni 6-3, 6-0.  ODU’s Matt Fawcett needed three sets to overcome Sherif Hamdy at No. 5, recording the 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3) victory.

 

The Monarchs return to the court on Friday with a home doubleheader against Columbia and East Carolina.

 

DOUBLES:

1. Seleznev/Fanselow (ODU) def. Christner/Zannoni (SMC)            8-4

2. Fawcett/Marks (ODU) def. Tirelli/Dawson-Roberts (SMC)          8-5

3. Leon/Luck (SMC) def. Diskin/Funkhouser (ODU)                         8-4

 

SINGLES:

1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Lucas Tirelli (SMC)                                6-2, 6-4

2. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Achim Christner (SMC)                              6-2, 7-6(3)

3. Gavin Leon (SMC) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                                             6-3, 6-4

4. Alex Funkhouser (ODU) def. Andrea Zannoni (SMC)                             6-3, 6-0

5. Matt Fawcett (ODU) def. Sherif Hamdy (SMC)                                         6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3)

6. Yousse El Bouzkouri (SMC) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)             6-1, 6-7(9), (10-6)

 

FINAL SCORE: ODU 5, SAINT MARY'S 2

 

SIGN UP FOR
E-MAIL UPDATES

Advertisement
Football Season Tickets 2015
ODU Spring Football 2015
Baseball Voucher Books 2015
Auction
UVA at Harbor Park 2015
Big Blue 5K 2015
March Auctions
Bark in the Park 2015
Tickets the Troops
ODAF Donor Spotlight
Monarch Media