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No. 24 ODU Outlasts No. 50 Baylor in Waco, 4-3

March 10, 2019
By ODU Athletics

WACO, Texas - The No. 24 nationally ranked Old Dominion women’s tennis team (13-2) outlasted No. 50 Baylor (5-12) by a 4-3 score on Sunday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center. 

ODU’s doubles tandems Nataliia Vlasova/Natalya Malenko (6-1) and Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (6-2) combined to give the Monarchs an early 1-0 advantage.

Alesya Yakubovich didn't waste any time picking up a straight singles victory (6-1, 6-0) on Court No. 6 to give Old Dominion a 2-0 lead.

Brooke Pilkington continued her hot streak, defeating Stephanie Adames (6-2, 6-4), extending ODU’s lead to 3-0.

Baylor roared back tying the match at 3-3; however, Yulia Starodubtseva sealed the deal with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Paula Barañano.

The Monarchs are currently riding a five-match win-streak and have claimed victory in 10 of their last 11 matches. The Bears extended their losing-streak to 10-straight on Sunday afternoon in Waco.

Old Dominion will return home for a Wednesday, March 20 bout with VCU at 12:30 p.m. ET at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Admission for all is free.

Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion University vs Baylor Women's Tennis
Mar 10, 2019 at Waco, Texas
(Hurd Tennis Center)

#24 Old Dominion University 4, #50 Baylor 3

Singles competition
1. #59 Livia Kraus (BU) def. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 7-5, 6-4
2. Kris Sorokolet (BU) def. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 6-1, 6-4
3. #121 Jessica Hinojosa (BU) def. Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Paula Barañano (BU) 7-6, 6-4
5. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Stephanie Adames (BU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Alexandra Ahearn (BU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Jessica Hinojosa/Paula Baranano (BU) 6-2
2. Livia Kraus/Kris Sorokolet (BU) vs. Yulia Starodubtseva/Oleksanda Andrieieva (ODU) 3-3, unfinished
3. Nataliia Vlasova/Natalya Malenko (ODU) def. Stephanie Adames/Alexandra Ahearn (BU) 6-1

Match Notes:
Old Dominion University 13-2; National ranking #24
Baylor Women's Tennis 5-12; National ranking #50
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,5,2,3,1,4)

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