Monarchs Cruise Past JMU In CAA Quarterfinals

April 18, 2008
By ODU Athletics

April 18, 2008

Newport News, Va. - The Old Dominion University men's tennis team had little trouble advancing in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship, as the third-seeded Monarchs shutout sixth-seeded James Madison 4-0 Friday morning at the Huntington Park Tennis Center. The Monarchs will face No. 2 seed William & Mary in the semifinals tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The Monarchs secured the doubles point with an 8-4 victory at No. 1 and an 8-2 win at No. 2. In singles action ODU got straight set victories from Rodrigo Souza, Matt Fawcett and Yakov Diskin to provide the final 4-0 margin. Playing at No. 2 for just the second time this season, Souza defeated JMU's Jesse Tarr 6-2, 6-2 to improve his overall record to 26-10 on the year. At No. 4 Fawcett downed Brian Rubenstein 6-1, 6-4, while Diskin closed things out with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Carlin Campbell at No. 5.

#3 Old Dominion 4, #6 James Madison 0

Singles

#1 Eidy Igarashi (ODU) vs. Jared Robinson (JMU) 6-4, 3-1 - DNF

#2 Rodrigo Souza (ODU) d. Jesse Tarr (JMU) 6-2, 6-3

#3 Tobias Fanselow (ODU) vs. Mike Smith (JMU) 5-7, 0-5 - DNF

#4 Matt Fawcett (ODU) d. Brian Rubenstein (JMU) 6-1, 6-4

#5 Yakov Diskin (ODU) d. Carlin Campbell (JMU) 6-1, 6-2

#6 Timo Genrke (ODU) vs. Yaroslav Voznenko (JMU) 6-2, 5-3 - DNF

Doubles

#1 Alex Seleznev/Igarashi (ODU) d. Tarr/Smith (JMU) 8-4

#2 Souza/Fanselow (ODU) d. Campbell/Rubenstein (JMU) 8-2

#3 Fawcett?Genrke (ODU) vs. Robinson/Voznenko (JMU) 5-5 - DNF

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