Richmond Slips Past Women's Tennis, 4-3

February 16, 2011
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 16, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University women's tennis lost a tight 4-3 match to Richmond Wednesday at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center.

The loss is the second-straight 4-3 loss for the Lady Monarchs.

ODU earned the doubles point my winning at the number one and three doubles spots. Joanna Dobrowolska and Melissa Esnal Olguin won in a thrilling 9-8 victory by winning the tiebreaker, 7-4. Diana Ivanova and Juliana Pires won 8-4 at the three spot.

Dobrowolska won her fifth-straight singles match with a 6-2, 7-5 win at number one while Esnal Olguin won at number three with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph.

ODU is back in action on Friday when they take on Liberty at 2 p.m.

Richmond 4 Old Dominion 3
1. Dobrowolska/Esnal Olguin (ODU) defeat Cunningham/Smyth (UR) 9-8 (7-4)
2. Grant/Matuszczyk (UR) defeat Belyakova/Khmolovska (ODU) 8-5
3. Ivanova/Pires (ODU) defeat I. Arana/Sims (UR) 8-4

1. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) defeat Helen Cunningham (UR) 6-2, 7-5
2. Joanna Matuszczyk defeat Diana Ivanova (ODU) (UR) 6-4, 6-4
3. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) defeat Alexandra Smyth (UR) 7-5, 6-2
4. Kelly Tidwell (UR) defeat Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Sydney Grant (UR) defeat Margarita Belyakova (ODU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
6. Elizabeth Sims (UR) defeat Arina Alilueva (ODU) 6-1, 6-1

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