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Yulia Starodubtseva Named C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Month

December 05, 2017
By ODU Athletics

IRVING, Texas – Yulia Starodubtseva (Kakhovka, Ukraine), a freshman on the Old Dominion women’s tennis team, was named the Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Month for her success in November.

At the 2017 Hokie Invite in Blacksburg, Va., Starodubtseva went a perfect 3-0 in singles en route to winning her draw, and went a perfect 3-0 in doubles en route to winning that draw as well.

She defeated opponents from Virginia Tech, VCU and JMU in straight sets in singles and then student-athletes from Wofford, Miami and VCU in doubles with her partner Holly Hutchinson.

For the month, Starodubtseva went 6-0 in singles and doubles play.

The complete C-USA release is attached.

Breakdown of Yulia Starodubtseva’s Month of November

Opponent (Name/school)             Individual Results               Tournament
Mckenzie Collins (Virginia Tech)   W, 6-3, 6-2                             Hokie Invite
Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU)                   W, 6-4, 7-6(8)                         Hokie Invite
Jona Roka (JMU)                            W, 6-3, 6-4                              Hokie Invite

Kicks/Vroman (Wofford)                 W, 8-5                                     Hokie Invite
Vasiukhina/Kalita (Miami)               W, 6-2                                     Hokie Invite
Ifidzhen/Sualehe (VCU)                   W, 6-4                                     Hokie Invite


2017 C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month
September: Wendy Zhang, Rice
October: Aliona Bolsova, Florida Atlantic
November: Yulia Starodubtseva, Old Dominion

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