Lady Monarchs Defeat Longwood, 4-3
By ODU Athletics
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.
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