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Women's Tennis Closes Out Regular Season Defeating Temple, 4-3

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 16, 2005
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April 16, 2005

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's tennis team closed out the 2005 regular season on a high-note on Saturday afternoon, handing the Temple Owls a 4-3 defeat. The win, which snapped a five-match losing streak, improved the Lady Monarchs mark to 10-14 overall heading in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships held from April 21-24th.

The afternoon started with the Lady Monarchs taking the doubles points despite having to default at No. 3 singles. The duo of Kerstin Endlich (Neustadt, Germany) and Fernanda Luiz (Nova Lima, Brazil) upended Temple's Ana Maslesea and Yuri Kurashim, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles, while ODU's Barbara Kerner (Herxheim, Germany) and Barbara Costa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) defeated the Owl's Laura Seiverling and Sharanya Pattabi in a close 9-8 game at No. 2 doubles.

Among the highlights in the three singles wins was Fernanda Luiz's perfect 6-0, 6-0 match at No. 3 singles to defeat Jennifer Goeta. Other winners on the afternoon were Barbara Costa picking up a three-set 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles over Yuri Kurahim and Barbara Kerner earning a 6-2, 6-3 straight set win at No. 4 singles against the Owl's Laura Seiverling.

The Lady Monarchs will gear up for the 2005 CAA Women's Tennis Championships to be held April 21-24th.

Doubles
No. 1 Kerstin Endlich/Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Ana Maslesa/Yuri Kurashim (Temple) 8-5
No. 2 Barbara Kerner/Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Laura Seiverling/Sharanya Pattabi (Temple) 9-8
No. 3 ODU Default

Singles
No. 1 Ana Maslesa (Temple) def. Kerstin Endich (ODU) 7-5, 7-6
No. 2 Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Yuri Kurahima (Temple) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
No. 3 Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Jennifer Goeta (Temple) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Barbara Kerner (ODU) def. Laura Seiverling (Temple) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Sharanya Pattabi (Temple) def. Linda Garder (ODU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
No. 6 ODU Default

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