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No. 67 Lady Monarchs Fall to No. 62 South Florida

March 09, 2014
By ODU Athletics

TAMPA BAY- Fla. – The No. 62 University of South Florida women’s tennis team won their seventh consecutive match by defeating No. 67 Old Dominion 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Next up for the Lady Monarchs
The Old Dominion University women’s tennis team will be right back in action tomorrow against James Madison at 9:00 a.m. and then again on Wednesday against the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils of Duke University at 5:00 p.m.

About JMU
-Team record is 5-2 and they’re currently on a four-game winning streak

-JMU swept the CAA weekly honors on March 5, as freshman Rachel Nelson was named CAA Player of the Week and is now 6-0 on the season and the pair of Alex Huie and Taylor Pinchoff were named CAA Team of the Week.

-Taylor Pinchoff was named First Team All CAA in singles and doubles in 2013.

-Head Coach is Maria Malerba in her 38th season. Malerba entered season with record of 427-282 (.602). Malerba ed the team to 12-7 record last season and their first appearance in the CAA semi finals since 2003.

About No. 1 Duke
-Ranked No. 1 in latest ITA poll.

-Team record of 11-1; only loss coming to No. 2 UVA (2/21). Have won three straight since loss to UVA including victories over No. 11 UNC and No. 25 Notre Dame.

-Beatrice Capra is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in women’s singles.

-Ester Goldfeld is ranked No. 19 in latest ITA poll in singles.

-Hanna Mar is ranked No. 44 in women’s singles.

-Alyssa Smith is ranked No. 92 in singles.

-As a pair Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar are ranked No. 4 in doubles.

-Annie Mulholland and Ester Goldfield are ranked No. 27 in doubles.

-Ester Goldfeld and Marianne Jodoin are ranked No. 43 in doubles.

-Head Coach is Jamie Ashworth who has been at the helm since 1997. Ashworth led Duke to 13 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and won the National Championship in 2009. Ashworth possess a 383-93 (.805) overall record and has reached the NCAA semi finals eight times.

Match Results
No. 62 USF: 7 ODU: 0 
No. 1 – Rizzolo/Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Hristova/Olguin (ODU) – 8-3
No. 2 – Fracassi/Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Voscinakova/Novakovic (ODU) – 8-4
No. 3 – Martinez/Bonte (USF) def. Kmmolovska/Atiso (ODU) – 8-3

No. 1 – Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Hristova (ODU) – 6-1, 7-5
No. 2 – Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Voscinakova (ODU) – 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 – Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Novakovic (ODU) – 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 – Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Vurovk (ODU) – 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – Olga Martinez (USF) def. Olguin (ODU) – 4-6, 6-4,10-3
No. 6 – Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Kmmolovska (OD) – 6-4, 6-2

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