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Play Continues at Monarch Collegiate Invitational

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 19, 2009
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Sept. 19, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. -- Junior Tobias Fanselow paired with newcomer Banjamin Chomette to take home the Monarch Collegiate Invitational men's doubles title this weekend. Play continues Sunday in men's and women's singles action at the Folkes/Stevens Tennis Center.

Fanselow and Chomette started off the weekend with an 8-5 win over Juan and Mauricio Ortiz from Morgan State. Later on Friday afternoon, the Monarch tandem took down Krisztian Krosco and CJ Williams from VCU in an 8-7 match to advance to the finals. Facing Christopher Newport University's Gian Heyer and Eric Shulman, the Monarchs won in an 8-6 final to take home the double's title.

Kris Muzalewski teamed with Alfredo Rodriguez in double's action, falling to the CNU tandem. They advanced in the consolation bracket with an 8-0 win over CNU's Ricky Connor and Lorenzo Sison and will face Morgan State's Ortiz/Ortiz team in the North Consolation draw.

In the women's doubles draw, both ODU teams won one match after a bye in the opening round before falling in the semifinals to opponents from VCU. Marija Citic and Juliana Pires defeated Norfolk State's Torrie Browning and Ashley Foster, 8-2, before falling to the Rams' Ana Bara and Josefin Hjertquist, and Irina Dementyeva paired with Diana Ivanova for an 8-4 victory over Norfolk State's Jenny Astbury and Chaenge Tsapayi before falling to the Ram's Bara and Lena Leonchuk.

The two Lady Monarch teams will face eachother in the Consolation Northeast Draw final.

In singles action, Fanselow has led the way for the men's team. As the top seed, Fanselow took straight set victories against CNU's Kyle Tobin (6-0, 6-2) and VCU's Camill Salomon (6-4, 6-2), setting himself up for a semifinal matchup against the Rams' C.J. Williams. ODU's Alfredo Rodriguez, Banjamin Chomette, Yakov Diskin and Kris Muzalewski combined with Fanselow for eight total wins in the championship draw.

All three Monarchs are still alive in the consolation bracket awaiting their opponent for matches at 11:30 tomorrow morning.

On the women's side, all four Lady Monarchs are also awaiting their opponents for the consolation semifinal matchups tomorrow. Each ODU player earned one victory before being eliminated from the championship draw in the quarterfinals. Citic notched a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Morgan State's Viktoriya Lukyanenko, Pires a 6-1, 6-3 win over Morgan State's Nekesa Thomas, Dementyeva a 6-1, 6-1 straight set victory over Norfolk State's Jenny Astbury and Ivanova a 6-2, 6-3 win over Norfolk State's Naeemah Brooks.

The consolation singles action will begin at 11:30 a.m.

ODU Results
Men's Singles-
Round of 32
Chomette (ODU) def. Sison (CNU) 6-0, 6-0
Diskin (ODU) def. Chekhlatyy (Morgan St) 6-4, 6-2
Muzalewski (ODU) def. Yost (CNU) 6-0, 6-2
Round of 16
Fanselow (ODU) def. Tobin (CNU) 6-0, 6-2
Rodriquez (ODU) def. Young (CNU) 6-1, 6-3
Chomette (ODU) def. Benjamin (Morgan St) 6-2, 6-2
Svensson (VCU) def. Diskin (ODU) 6-3, 6-1
Muzalewski (ODU) def. Culver (Norfolk St) 7-6 (2); 7-5
Quarterfinals
Fanselow (ODU) def. Salomon (VCU) 6-4, 6-2
Williams (VCU) def. Rodriquez (ODU) 6-4, 6-4
Svensson (VCU) def. Chomette (ODU) 6-1, 6-4
Krosco (VCU) def. Muzalewski (ODU) 6-1, 6-3
Consolation Round 2
Diskin (ODU) def. Thomas (Morgan St) 6-2, 6-1

Women's Singles-
Round of 16
Pires (ODU) def. Thomas (Morgan St) 6-1, 6-3
Citic (ODU) def. Lukyanenko (Morgan St) 6-1, 6-3
Dementyeva (ODU) def. Astbury (Norfolk St) 6-1, 6-1
Ivanova (ODU) def. Brooks (Norfolk St) 6-2, 6-3
Quarterfinals
Ana Bara (VCU) def. Pires (ODU) 6-4, 6-4
Leonchuk (VCU) def. Citic (ODU) 6-0, 6-1
Hjertquist (VCU) def. Dementyeva (ODU) 7-6 (2), 6-2
Alex Bara (VCU) def. Ivanova (ODU) 6-2, 6-0

Men's Doubles-
Quarterfinals
Chomette/Fanselow (ODU) def. Ortiz/Ortiz (Morgan st) 8-5
Heyer/Shulman (CNU) def. Muzalewski/Rodriquez (ODU) 8-3
Semifinals
Chomette/Fanselow (ODU) def. Krosco/Williams (VCU) 9-7
Finals
Chomette/Fanselow (ODU) def. Heyer/Shulman (CNU) 8-6
Consolation Rounds
Muzalewski/Rodriquez (ODU) def. Connor/Sison (CNU) 8-0

Women's Doubles-
Quarterfinals
Citic/Pires (ODU) def. Browning/Foster (Norfolk St) 8-2
Dementyeva/Ivanova (ODU) def. Astbury/Tsapayi (Norfolk St) 8-4
Semifinals
Bara/Hjertquist (VCU) def. Citic/Pires (ODU) 8-0
Bara/Leonchuk (VCU) def. Dementyeva/Ivanova (ODU) 8-6

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