#36 VCU Edges Lady Monarchs 4-3 In Women's Tennis
By ODU Athletics
April 11, 2008
Norfolk, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's tennis team fell to its second straight ranked opponent on Friday, as #36 VCU defeated the Lady Monarchs 4-3 on the outdoor courts of the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center. With the loss the Lady Monarchs fall to 12-9, 2-2 in the CAA, while the Rams improved to 16-4, 6-1 in league play.
Charleen Haarhoff and Nadine Fahoum picked up an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles over VCU's team of Konstantinova and Malakhova, yet the Rams were able to secure the doubles point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3.
In singles action, Fahoum came back from a set down to defeat Konstantinova 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 at No. 2 and improve to 19-2 on the season. The other two ODU victories came after the Rams players were forced to retire. VCU escaped with the 4-3 win behind straight set victories at No. 3, 4 and 6.
OLD DOMINION vs. #36 VCU
1. Haarhoff/Fahoum (ODU) def. Konstantinova/Malakhova (VCU) 8-2
2. Uvarova/Burns (VCU) def. Cohen/Dobrowolska (ODU) 8-4
3. Yergina/Leonchuk (VCU) def. Costa/Kubicikova (ODU) 8-5
1. Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. #37 Tatsiana Uvarova (VCU) 3-2 ret.
2. Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. Viktoria Konstantinova (VCU) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0
3. Kateryna Yergina (VCU) def. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Olena Leonchuk (VCU) def. Barbara Costa (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Daniela Cohen (ODU) def. Laura Burns (VCU) 4-6, 3-3 ret.
6. Kateryna Malakhova (VCU) def. Jana Kubicikova (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
FINAL SCORE: VCU 4, ODU 3