Costa Forced To Withdraw In Semifinals

September 15, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 15, 2007

Williamsburg, Va. - Old Dominion senior Barbara Costa advanced to the semifinals of the Flight C singles bracket at the William & Mary Invitational, but an injury forced her to retire early in the second set.

Facing William & Mary's Laureen Sabacinski, Costa dropped the first set 6-3 and was behind 1-0 early in the second when her injury prevented her from continuing. Sabacinski advanced to the final to face her teammate Magdalena Bresson.

In Flight B singles action Jana Kubickova defeated Valeriya Dandik of Cincinnati in a backdraw consolation match. Kubickova lost the first set 4-6, but rebounded to win 6-4 and 10-7 in the second and third sets respectively.

The Lady Monarchs' other singles victory came with Marija Citic's 6-2, 6-4 win over another Cincinnati Bearcat Jen Keiner in the Flight E bracket.

In Flight A doubles action the duo of Charleen Haarhoff and Kubickova lost their first match of the day in the consolation quarterfinals, but came back to defeat Cincinnati's team of Dandik and Paradis, 8-4 in the backdraw consolation bracket.

Costa and Daniela Cohen lost a close match 9-8 (6) to Penn's tandem of Rivelis and Anismova in the Flight B quarterfinals earlier in the day. Citic then replaced an injured Cohen and ODU defeated UVA's team of Nimitz and Downing 8-5 in the winner's bracket consolation.

Flight A Doubles

Consolation Quarterfinals

King/Saiontz (Princeton) def. Haarhoff/Kubickova (ODU) - 8-4


Backdraw Consolation

Haarhoff/Kubickova (ODU) def. Dandik/Paradis (Cincinnati) - 8-4


Flight B Doubles

Rivelis/Anismova (Penn) def. Cohen/Costa (ODU) - 9-8 (6)


Winner's Bracket Consolation

Citic*/Costa (ODU) def. Nimitz/Downing (UVA) - 8-5


Flight A Singles

Winner's Bracket Consolation

Elizabeth Plotkin (Duke) def. Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) - 7-6 (2), 6-3


Flight B Singles

Backdraw Consolation

Jana Kubickova (ODU) def. Valeriya Dandik (Cincinnati) - 4-6, 6-4, 10-7


Flight C Singles


Lauren Sabacinski (W&M) def. Barbara Costa (ODU) - 6-3, 1-0, retire


Flight E Singles

Backdraw Consolation

Marija Citic (ODU) def. Jen Keiner (Cincinnati) - 6-2, 6-4