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Lady Monarchs Defeat Longwood, 4-3

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 24, 2012
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Feb. 24, 2012

NORFOLK, Va.- Old Dominion University women's tennis got off to a slow start but came back to defeat Longwood 4-3 Friday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

Starting off at doubles Diana Ivanova with Melissa Esnal Olguin topped Malin Allgurin with Allison Shulman 8-3. Aleksandra Mitrovska and Nika Khmolovska battled Marta Pinyal and Sarah Moomau but lost 8-6. Longwood won the third doubles match by default.

Down 1-0 in team score, Esnal Olguin started off singles play by quickly eliminating Shulman, 6-1, 6-1.

Ivanova followed suite and downed Minyol at No.1 singles, 6-1, 6-1, to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Lady Monarchs.

Nika Khmolovska secured a win at No. 5 singles by defeating Portsmouth native Hannah Hill, and Mitrovska clinched the match for the Lady Monarchs by defeating Allgurin, 6-4, 7-6.

Faith Atiso lost a pro set at No.6 singles to Nicole Parker, 8-4.

Ivanova and Mitrovska are 17-1 combined on the season and Esnal Olguin picked up her 5th win on the year.

The Lady Monarchs will have some time off before returning to action March 3 against Hampton, at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

BOX SCORE:

ODU 4
LU 3

Doubles:

Diana Ivanova/ Melissa Esnal Olguin over Malin Allgurin/ Allison Shulman, 8-3
Marta Pinyol/ Sarah Moomau over Aleksandra Mitrovska/ Nika Khmolovska, 8-6
Hannah Hill/ Nicole Parker (L) win by default.

Singles:

Diana Ivanova over Marta Pinyol, 6-1, 6-1
Aleksandra Mitrovska over Malin Allgurin, 6-4, 7-6
Melissa Esnal Olguin over Allison Shulman, 6-1, 6-1
Sarah Moomau (L) wins by default due to ODU sickness.
Nika Khmolovska over Hannah Hill, 6-1, 6-1
Nicole Parker over Faith Atiso, 8-4

Order of Finish:

Doubles: 1, 2
Singles: 3, 1, 5, 2, 6

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