ODU's All-Time Leader in Career Victories Joins Monarchs' Tennis Staff

September 05, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 5, 2007

Norfolk, Va. - Nataly Cahana-Fleishman, one of the most decorated women's tennis players in Old Dominion University history, has been named an assistant coach with the Monarchs head coach Darryl Cummings announced today. She joins the ODU staff after serving as the tennis pro at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

"To have the greatest ODU female player of all-time and one of the best to ever play collegiate tennis means a lot to our tennis program," added Cummings. "With the addition of Nataly and the new Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center, the status of our tennis program will continue to rise."

Known simply as Nataly Cahana during her time at ODU, Cahana-Fleishman was among the nation's best players even as a freshman. In her first year as a Monarch (2001) she was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year, Tournament MVP, Rookie of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She would continue that dominance throughout her career as she made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, while also capturing four CAA Player of the Year awards. In addition, Cahana-Fleishman was not only a two-time All-American on the court, but also a two-time Academic All-American. Once ranked as high as No. 4 in the country, she still sits atop ODU's record books with 231 total wins and 144 singles victories.

Nataly and her husband Seth have a daughter, Shira, who was born in 2006.