Women's Tennis Edges Richmond 4-3

March 26, 2009
By ODU Athletics

March 26, 2009

Norfolk, Va. – The Old Dominion University’s women’s tennis team improved to 16-4 on the season with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Spiders of Richmond Wednesday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.


The 55th ranked Lady Monarchs jumped out to a 1-0 lead after winning two of the three doubles matches to secure the point.  Nadine Fahoum and Margarita Spicin defeated Erin Clark and Ashlee Vosters 8-2 at No. 1, while the ODU duo of Marija Citic and Charleen Haarhoff edged Richmond’s Kely Tidwell and Helen Cunningham 9-8 at No. 3.


In singles action the teams won three matches apiece with ODU claiming victories at No. 1, 2 and 4.  Fahoum defeated Pamela Duran in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1, and Haarhoff needed three sets to down Clark at No. 2 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.  Spicin’s 6-0, 7-5 straight set victory over Cunningham proved to be the decisive point in the contest, giving ODU the 4-3 win.


The Lady Monarchs return to action this Friday, March 27 when they’ll host UMASS.



  1. Fahoum/Spicin (ODU) def. Clark/Vosters (UR)                                8-2
  2. Duran/Arana (UR) def. Dobrowolska/Dementyeva (ODU)              8-2
  3. Citic/Haarhoff (ODU) def. Tidwell/Cunningham (UR)                     9-8


  1. Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. Pamela Duran (UR)                    6-2, 6-1
  2. Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. Erin Clark (UR)                      6-3, 0-6, 6-4
  3. Kelly Tidwell (UR) def. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU)           6-1, 6-2
  4. Margarita Spicin (ODU) def. Helen Cunningham (UR)        6-0, 7-5
  5. Joanna Matuszczyk (UR) def. Irina Dementyeva (ODU)      6-4, 5-7, 6-1
  6. Ashlee Vosters (UR) def. Marija Citic (ODU)                        2-6, 6-0, 6-0

#55 Old Dominion 4, Richmond 3


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