Women's Tennis Falls To Winthrop
By ODU Athletics
March 20, 2005
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's tennis fell 2-5 to Winthrop on Sunday afternoon with the Lady Monarchs picking up points at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles along with a victory at No. 2 doubles.
Old Dominion's singles victorys came from senior Kerstin Endlich (Neustadt, Germany) at No. 1 singles and freshman Barbara Costa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) at No. 3 singles. Endlich edged out the Eagles' Jenny Andrade, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(7), while Costa earned a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 win over Danielle Moita.
Although Winthrop took home the doulbes points, the Lady Monarchs did manage at No. 2 doubles from Barbara Costa and sophomore Barbara Kerner (Herxheim, Germany). The Lady Monarch duo downed Ana Paula Novaes and Paula Takahashi, 8-4.
Both the Old Dominion men's and women's team will next play in the Hampton Roads College Tennis Elite 8 team tournament held at Owl Creek Tennis Center March 24-26. The draw can be found on the right side of the page at www.hamptonroadstennis.com .
No. 1 Kerstin Endlich (ODU) def. Jenny Andrade (WU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(7)
No. 2 Ana Paula Novaes (WU) def. Larissa Santos (ODU) 2-0 ret.
No. 3 Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Danielle Moita (WU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0
No. 4 Paula Takahashi (WU) def. Fernanda Luiz (ODU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 5 Renata Caceres (WU) def. Linda Garder (ODU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 Ana Maria Simanca (WU) def. Barbara Kerner (ODU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 1 Simanca/Andrade (WU) def. Luiz/Endlich (ODU) 9-7
No. 2 Costa/Kerner (ODU) def. Novaes/Takahashi (WU) 8-4
No. 3 Moita/Larisa Bekmetova (WU) def. Santos/Gardner (ODU) 8-0