Lady Monarch Tennis Downs George Mason, 7-0

January 29, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 29, 2005

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Old Dominion women's tennis team picked up its first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win of the 2004-05 season and improved to 3-0 overall as they defeated the George Mason Patriots, 7-0, Friday night at the indoor courts at Center Court Racket Club.

Old Dominion captured all three doubles matches which included an 8-0 victory by the Lady Monarchs' No. 1 doubles duo of Kerstin Endlich (Neustadt, Germany) and Fernanda Luiz (Nova Lima, Brazil) over Andreea Fuseaa and Maricel Ballester. Larissa Santos (Florianopolis, Brazil) and Barbara Costa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) earned an 8-3 win over Jenn Dektas and Jamie Delorie at No. 2 doubles, while Barbara Kerner (Herxheim, Germany) and Linda Garder (Tallin, Estonia) rounded out doubles action defeating the Patriots' Katie Sloper and Melissa Wooten, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles.

The Lady Monarchs captured all six singles matches in straight sets highlighted by Barbara Kerner's 6-0, 6-0 win over Katie Sloper at No. 5 singles.

Other winners included Kerstin Endlich at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Mason's Andreea Fusea and Larissa Santos at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Maricel Ballester. Fernanda Luiz and Barbara Costa both won their matches by the score of 6-2, 6-2. At No. 3 singles, Luiz downed Jenn Dektas, while Costa defeated Jamie Delorie at No. 4 singles. Linda Garder concluded singles play with a win over Melissa Wooten, 6-2, 6-0.

Prior to the match-up against the Patriots, Old Dominion defeated Hampton Roads rival, Norfolk State, 6-1.

The Lady Monarch tennis team returns to action next weekend at Virginia and at the VCU 4-1 Invitational.


No. 1 Kerstin Endlich/Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Andreea Fuseaa/Maricel Ballester (GMU): 8-0
No. 2 Larissa Santos/Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Jenn Dektas/Jamie Delorie (GMU): 8-3
No. 3 Barbara Kerner/Linda Garder (ODU) def. Katie Sloper/Melissa Wooten (GMU): 8-1


No. 1 Kerstin Endlich (ODU) def Andreea Fusea (GMU): 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Larissa Santos (ODU) def. Maricel Ballester (GMU): 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Fernanda Luiz (ODU) def. Jenn Dektas (GMU): 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Jamie Delorie (GMU): 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 Barbara Kerner (ODU) def. Katie Sloper (GMU): 6-0. 6-0
No. 6 Linda Garder (ODU) def. Melissa Wotten (GMU): 6-2, 6-0