Women's Tennis at Wake Forest Fall Invitational
By ODU Athletics
Sept. 25, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The ODU women's tennis team is in action this weekend at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational, led by junior Nadine Fahoum in 'A' Singles. Fahoum advanced with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Davidson's Stephani Synn. She will face Duke's senior Elizabeth Plotkin on Saturday in quarterfinal action.
In flight 'B' Singles a trio of Lady Monarchs advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday, including an upset of the second seed by Irina Dementyeva. Dementyeva posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Illinois' Chelcie Abajian. Diana Ivanova posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over UNC Greensboro's Valerie Behr and rookie Juliana Pires defeated Samantha Galainena from Davidson in a 6-1, 7-5 match. Ivanova will have to face top-seeded Monica Gorny in the quarters on Sunday.
Finally, in 'C' Singles action, Marija Citic kept ODU perfect in singles play, with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Davidson's Catherine Wood. She will play Catherine Crystal from Richmond University on Saturday.
In doubles play, Fahoum paired with Ivanova for a pair of victories. The first by default followed by a tight 9-8 (6) match against Davidson's Virginia Berry and Stephani Synn. The ODU tandem will face the top-seeded Duke pair in the semifinals tomorrow.
Also in the doubles bracket, ODU's Dementyeva played with Pires and earned a 9-8 (3) win over UNC Greensboro's Dougherty and Behr. They lost, 8-1, in the quarterfinals and will face Duke's Gorny and Granson in the consolation bracket tomorrow.
#116 Fahoum (ODU) def. Synn (DAV) 6-1, 6-0
Ivanova (ODU) def. Behr (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
Pires (ODU) def. Galainena (DAV) 6-1, 7-5
Dementyeva (ODU) def. Abejian (IL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Citic (ODU) def. Wood (DAV) 6-2, 6-4
Fahoum/Ivanova (ODU) def. Macfarlane/Whitehead (UNCG) def.
Fahoum/Ivanova (ODU) def. Berry/Synn (DAV) 9-8 (6)
Dementyeva/Pires (ODU) def. Dougherty/Behr (UNCG) 9-8 (3)
Lambropoulos/Smutko (IL) def. Dementyeva/Pires (ODU) 8-1