#65 Men's Tennis Defeats East Carolina, 6-1

March 29, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 29, 2006

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The #65 Old Dominion men's team, winners in nine of its last ten matches, picked up a 6-1 victory over East Carolina on Wendesday afternoon at the outdoor courts at Huntington Park in Newport News. The win upped the Monarchs' mark to 18-7 overall this season.

The match began with ODU taking the doubles points with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The No. 1 doubles duo of Harel Srugo and Alex Seleznev allowed only one game in their 8-1 victory over Ricardo Barone and Alexsey Kochetov , while at the No. 3 spot, Eidy Igarashi and Matt Sands combined to edge out the Pirates' Henrique Viana andMike Catalano, 8-5.

In singles, Old Dominion took home all but one match. In each singles victory, the Monarchs won in straight sets. No. 29 Harel Srugo played at No. 1 singles earning a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Henrique Viana while fellow ranked Monarch, #78 Eidy Igarashi, played his way to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alexsey Kochetov. Rodrigo Souza took his No. 4 singles match, 6-1, 6-4, against Nick Rose, Matt Sands at No. 5 singles took home a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Brian Walters and Dom Manilla won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6 singles versus Mike Catalano.

The Monarchs return to action on Saturday, April 1st against Louisville at Huntington Park in Newport News.

#65 Old Dominion 6, East Carolina 1

1. #29 Harel Srugo (ODU) d. Henrique Viana (ECU) 6-1,6-1
2. #78 Eidy Igarashi (ODU) d. Alexsey Kochetov (ECU) 6-3,6-2
3. Ricardo Barone (ECU) d. Alex Seleznev (ODU) 0-6,6-4,1-0
4. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) d. Nick Rose (ECU) 6-1,6-4
5. Matt Sands (ODU) d. Brian Walters (ECU) 6-2,6-3
6. Dom Manilla (ODU) d. Mike Catalano (ECU) 6-4,6-1

Doubles 1. Harel Srugo/Alex Seleznev (ODU) d. Ricardo Barone/Alexsey Kochetov (ECU) 8-1
2. Nike Rose/Brian Walters (ECU) d. Nate Grover/Rodrigo Souza (ODU) 8-6
3. Eidy Igarashi/Matt Sands (ODU) d. Henrique Viana/Mike Catalano (ECU) 8-5