#52 Lady Monarchs Tennis Upends #46 South Florida, 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. -- The #52 Old Dominion women's tennis team collected another upset victory over a team ranked higher than itself with a 5-2 victory over South Florida Thursday afternoon at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts. With the win, the Lady Monarchs have strung together a nine-game win streak and are currently 10-1 overall (1-1 CAA).
Old Dominion's two losses of the afternoon came at #4 and #6 singles. At #4, sophomore Mily Kannarkat (Virginia Beach, Va.) dropped her first match of the season (10-1). The Lady Monarchs claimed the doubles point, winning two of three matches and then went on to win five singles matches behind fourth-ranked freshman sensation Nataly Cahana (Qiriat Bialik, Israel). Cahana is now 11-0 in spring singles play.
The Lady Monarchs will host CAA rival Virginia Commonwealth on March 21 at the Old Dominion Tennis Complex.
OLD DOMINION 5, SOUTH FLORIDA 2
1 - Nataly Cahana (ODU) d. Tina Harrison (USF) 6-2, 6-3 2 - Lara van Rooyen (ODU) d. Genevieve Houle (USF) 6-2, 6-2 3 - Ana Radeljevic (ODU) d. Natalie Schwartz (USF) 6-0, 6-2 4 - Jennifer Sinclair (USF) d. Mily Kannarkat (ODU) 7-5, 6-4 5 - Julia Sotiriu (ODU) d. Ashlee Callahan (USF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 6 - Ildiko Zubor (USF) d. Patricia Araujo (ODU) 6-2, 6-4
1 - Cahana/Radeljevic (ODU) d. Harrison/Sinclair (USF) 9-7 2 - Houle/Nieto (USF) d. Kannarkat/Sotiriu (ODU) 9-7 3 - Araujo/van Rooyen (ODU) d. Callahan/Schwartz (USF) 8-6