Diana Marchibroda

Women's Tennis Goes 13-1 in Singles at FAB 5 in Charlottesville

October 14, 2019
By ODU Athletics

CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Old Dominion women’s tennis team put together an impressive weekend at the FAB 5 in Charlottesville, Va., as the Monarchs compiled a 13-1 record in singles and a 4-2 record in doubles against players from Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary and Maryland.

For the weekend, ODU claimed victory in 17 of 20 singles and doubles matches. In doubles, Yulia Starodubtseva and teammate Alesya Yakubovich downed the No. 52 nationally ranked tandem from UVA Gullickson/Glozman (6-4). In singles, Shalimar Talbi proved to be too much for Virginia’s No. 121 Vivian Glozman 6-2, 6-4.

Shalimar Talbi, Shahar Biran, Alesya Yakubovich, Alexandra Viktorovich, Holly Hutchinson and Brooke Pilkington all went undefeated in singles play for the weekend.

Shalimar Talbi, Yulia Starodubtseva and Alesya Yakubovich all went undefeated in doubles action for the weekend.

FRIDAY RESULTS
SINGLES
Shalimar Talbi (ODU) def. Nika Kozar (VT) – 6-1, 6-0
Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Nina Sorkin (VT) – 6-1, 6-4
Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Shene Disbergen (VT) – 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Annie Clark (VT) – 6-3, 6-2
Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Jade Woo (VT) – 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES
Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. No. 52 Gullickson/Glozman (UVA) – 6-4
Johanson/Munera (UVA) def. Shahar Biran/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) – 6-3
Shalimar Talbi/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Kozar/Sorkin (VT) – 6-4
Clark/Disbergen (VT) def. Shahar Biran/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) – 7-6
Favero (UVA)/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Woo/Hackbirth (VT) 6-3

SATURDAY RESULTS
DOUBLES
Shalimar Talbi/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Ayana Akli/Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka (UMD) – 6-2
Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Rafaelle Alhach/Madson (W&M) – 6-0 

SINGLES
Shalimar Talbi (ODU) def. Raffaela Alhach (W&M) – 6-4, 6-1
Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Charlotte Madson (W&M) – 6-4, 6-4
Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Amber Policare (UMD) – 6-0, 6-1
Alesya Yakubovic (ODU) def. Eva Alexandrova (UMD) – 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 (8)
Ayana Akli (UMD) def. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) – 6-4, 6-0

SUNDAY SCORES
SINGLES
No. 48 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Sofia Munera (UVA) – 6-3, 7-5
Shalimar Talbi (ODU) def. No. 121 Vivan Glozman (UVA) – 6-2, 6-4
Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Camille Favero (UVA) – 6-2, 6-3
Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Hunter Bleser (UVA) – 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

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