UNCW Upsets 69th Ranked Monarchs, 5-2 In Men's Tennis

March 08, 2009
By ODU Athletics

March 8, 2009

Wilmington, N.C. – The Seahawks of UNC Wilmington got their first ever victory over Old Dominion on Saturday with a 5-2 upset of the 69th ranked Monarchs at the UNCW Tennis Complex.  The Seahawks improved to 7-3, 1-0 in the CAA, while the Monarchs fell to 13-8, 2-1 in league play.


The Monarchs secured the doubles point with an 8-3 win at No. 1 and an 8-5 victory at No. 2.  However, the rest of the day wasn’t as successful for ODU as the Monarchs managed to win just one singles match.


Aleksandr Seleznev’s 6-3, 6-0 victory over UNCW’s Gustavo Bertei at No. 1 gave the Monarchs a 2-1 advantage, but the Seahawks rebounded to win the final four singles matches, accounting for the 5-2 final score.  In the process, ODU’s Matt Fawcett had his 18-match winning streak snapped with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 loss to Kinshuk Sharma at No. 4.



1. Fanselow/Seleznev (ODU) def. Sharma/Pereira (UNCW)                 8-3

2. Bertei/Ybarra (UNCW) def. Fawcett/Marks (ODU)                            8-2

3. Funkhouser/Diskin (ODU) def. Wetherell/Ziamtsou (UNCW)         8-5



1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Gustavo Bertei (UNCW)               6-3, 6-0

2. Michael Pereira (UNCW) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU)                   6-2, 7-6 (11-9)

3. Illia Ziamtsou (UNCW) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                             6-3, 6-1

4. Kinshuk Sharma (UNCW) def. Matt Fawcett (ODU)                       4-6, 6-4, 6-4

5. Ryan Ybarra (UNCW) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)                       6-1, 7-5

6. Alex Wetherell (UNCW) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU)          6-1, 6-4


Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2, 3); Singles (6, 1, 5, 3, 2, 4)


FINAL SCORE: UNC Wilmington 5, #69 Old Dominion 2


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