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Lady Monarchs Thrash Richmond, 7-0

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 23, 2013
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Feb. 23, 2013


NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University women's tennis shook off the rust of having not played in 13 days and delivered a powerful 7-0 win over Richmond Saturday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

The Lady Monarchs got off to a strong start in doubles as Juliana Pires and Melissa Esnal Olguin were 8-2 winners at No. 2 doubles while Ivana Vukovic and Nika Khmolovska were victorious at No. 3 doubles with an 8-2 score. Diana Ivanova and Nikol Hristova were up 7-4 at No. 1 at the time their match was stopped.

ODU made was just as dominant in singles as Khmolovska made quick work of Mariana Arana at No. 6 in a 6-2, 6-1 victory while Ivana Vukovic cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3.

Diana Ivanova followed with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph at No. 1 while Hristova was a 6-4, 6-1 winner at No. 2.

Juliana Pires hung on strong with a 6-4, 3-6 (10-8) win at No. 4 while Esnal Olguin gutted out a 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 5 to clinch the sweep.

ODU is back in action tomorrow when they host Penn at 10 a.m.

ODU 7 Richmond 0
1. Ivanova/Hristova (ODU) UNF Kandinata/Salas (UR) 7-4 ODU
2. Pires/Esnal Olguin (ODU) over Abadias Morales/Sims (UR) 8-2
3. Vukovic/Khmolovska (ODU) over Gitman/Arana (UR) 8-2

1. Diana Ivanova (ODU) over Melissa Kandinata (UR) 6-2, 6-1
2. Nikol Hristova (ODU) over Anna Abadias Morales (UR) 6-4, 6-1
3. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) over Katya Salas (UR) 6-0, 6-1
4. Juliana Pires (ODU) over Elizabeth Sims (UR) 6-4, 3-6 (10-8)
5. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) over Emily Gitman (UR) 6-4, 7-5
6. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) over Mariana Arana (UR) 6-2, 6-1


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