ODU Starts Season By Downing FAU (5-2) and Morgan State (7-0)
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women’s tennis team (2-0) started off the 2018 spring season with a pair of home victories over FAU by a 5-2 score and Morgan State by a 7-0 score at the Folkes- Stevens Tennis Center on Saturday.
"I was pleased with the energy we came out with today,” said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. “We were well prepared and excited to compete against a tough conference foe. It will be exciting to watch this team improve as the season progresses.”
The Tennis Monarchs will be back in action on Thursday, Jan. 18, when ODU travels to Charlottesville for a shot at Virginia at 5:00 p.m., before hosting Tennessee on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m.
"We are excited to get to work on Monday preparing for a tough couple of matches against Virginia and Tennessee."
FAU vs. Old Dominion
January 13th, 2018 at Norfolk, Va. – 10:00 a.m. start
(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 5, FAU 2
1) No. 2 Aliona Bolsova (FAU) def. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
2) Natalia Boltinskaya (FAU) def. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
3) Yulia Starodubsteva (ODU) def. Kristen Thoms (FAU) 6-1, 7-5
4) Tori Olivarez (ODU) def. Marisa Ruiz (FAU) 6-0, 6-4
5) Louie McLelland (ODU) def. JaCara Gillis (FAU) 6-3, 6-4
6) Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Naiya Oden (FAU) 6-3, 6-0
1) Holly Hutchinson/Yulia Starodubsteva (ODU) def. Aliona Bolsova/JaCara Gillis (FAU), 6-4
2) Tori Olivarez/Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def. Kristen Thoms/Naiya Oden (FAU), 6-1
3) Adriana Rajkovic/Natalya Malenko (ODU) def. Marisa Ruiz/Natalia Boltinskaya (FAU), 6-1
Old Dominion: 1-0
Florida Atlantic: 0-1
Order to Finish: Doubles (3,2,1) Singles (4,1,6,5,3,2)