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Women's Tennis Wins Third Straight Defeating GMU, 6-1

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 13, 2003
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April 13, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -- The Old Dominion women's tennis team wrapped up the regular dual meet season as they defeated George Mason in CAA action, 6-1, to improve to 9-11 overall and 1-3 in the conference. The Patriots fall to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in the CAA.

The Lady Monarchs began the match by taking the doubles point. The two ODU doubles team in action only allowed the Patriots to win three sets. Junior Nataly Cahana and senior Julia Sotiriu teamed up for the first time this season for a 8-2 win over GMU's Dinali DeSilva and Jenn Dektas at No. 1 doubles. At the No. 2 position, freshmen Coralie Herrmann and Kertsin Endlich played their play to a 8-1 win over Katie Sloper and Kelly Melichar.

Old Dominion won five of the six singles matches in straight sets giving up just eight matches to the Patriots. The Lady Monarchs' lone loss of the day at No. 6 singles was due to default because of injuries.

Junior Nataly Cahana blanked the Patriots' Dinali DeSilva, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while freshman Kerstin Endlich dropped just two sets en route to her No. 2 doubles win over Jenn Dektas, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Julia Sotiriu, playing in her final regular season home match, picked up a victory over Katie Sloper, 6-3-, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Freshmen Coralie Herrmann and Verena Munzinger each earned 6-0, 6-1 victories at No. 5 and No. 6 singles respectively. Herrmann defeated Kelly Melichar, while Munzinger handed Deepti Bhalla the loss.

The Lady Monarch women's tennis team will return to action on April 17th when they travel to Richmond, VA to participate in the CAA Championships.

MATCH SUMMARY:


Singles:
1.  Nataly Cahana (ODU) def. Dinali DeSilva (GMU): 6-0, 6-0
2.  Kerstin Endlich (ODU) def. Jenn Dektas (GMU):  6-2, 6-0
3.  Julia Sotiriu (ODU) def. Katie Sloper (GMU):  6-3, 6-1
4.  Coralie Herrmann (ODU) def. Kelly Melichar (GMU): 6-0, 6-1
5.  Verena Munzinger (ODU) def. Deepti Bhalla (GMU):  6-0, 6-1
6.  ODU default

Doubles: 1. Nataly Cahana/Julia Sotiru (ODU) def. Dinali DeSilva/Jenn Dektas (GMU): 8-2 2. Coralie Herrmann/Kerstin Endlich (ODU) def. Katie Sloper/Kelly Melichar (GMU): 8-1 3. ODU default

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