Men's Tennis Snaps Bearcat Win Streak

March 28, 2009
By ODU Athletics

March 28, 2009


Norfolk, Va. – The ODU men’s tennis team improved to 16-10 on the year and snapped Binghamton’s five-match winning streak with a 4-3 decision over the visiting Bearcats Saturday morning at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

The Monarchs got off to a 1-0 start by winning the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3.  Matt Fawcett and Tobias Fanselow defeated Moshe Levy and Arnav Jain 8-5 at No. 1, while at No. 3 Yakov Diskin and Krzysztof Muzalewski downed Alexandre Haggai and Rafael Rodrigues, 8-4.

In singles play, the Monarchs sealed the win by taking the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 matches in straight sets.  Senior Aleksandr Seleznev got by Levy 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 and Fanselow cruised past Sven Vloedgraven, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.  ODU’s final singles victory came with Muzalewski’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Rodrigues at No. 6.


"I am really happy with the way that we competed  today against a really tough Binghampton team," said head coach Darryl Cummings.  "I thought that we did a really great job at keeping the energy and atmosphere at a level that we could use to our advantage.  Today was evidence of how much we have grown and developed throughout the season and I am excited that we will be coming into the final stretch of the regular season with a strong sense confidence and playing our best tennis."



1. Fawcett/Fanselow (ODU) def. Levy/Jain (BU)                        8-5

2. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Seleznev/Marks (ODU)          8-7(4)

3. Diskin/Muzalewski (ODU) def. Haggai/Rodrigues (BU)        8-4



1. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) def. Moshe Levy (BU)               6-2, 6-1

2. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) def. Sven Vloedgraven (BU)          6-2, 6-2

3. Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Matt Fawcett (ODU)                        6-4, 1-6, 6-4

4. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU)                              6-1, 6-2

5. Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU)           2-6, 6-3, (10-7)

6. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU) def. Rafael Rodrigues (BU)    6-3, 6-2

Final Score: ODU 4, Binghampton 3


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