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ODU Starts Season By Downing FAU (5-2) and Morgan State (7-0)

January 13, 2018
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

Singles Competition
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

Doubles Competition
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

Match Notes:
Old Dominion: 1-0
Florida Atlantic: 0-1
Order to Finish: Doubles (3,2,1) Singles (4,1,6,5,3,2)

Morgan State vs. Old Dominion
January 13th, 2018 at Norfolk, Va - 4:00 p.m. start
(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 7, Morgan State 0

Singles Competition
1) Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Danielle Thompson (MSU) 6-4, 7-6(2)
2) Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def. Kayla Price (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
3) Tori Olivarez (ODU) def. Oriane Yehouenou (MSU) 6-0, 6-2
4) Louie McLelland (ODU) def. Asmara Faluke (MSU) 6-3, 6-0
5) Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Peggy Rooke (MSU) 6-4, 6-0
6) Natalya Malenko (ODU) def. Alexus Gill (MSU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles Competiton
1) Holly Hutchinson/Yulia Starodubsteva (ODU) def. Danielle Thompson/Asmara Faluke (MSU) 6-1
2) Tori Olivarez/Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def. Alexus Gill/ Kayla Price (MSU) 6-4
3) Louie McLelland/Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) def. Oriane Yehouenou/Dana Santiago (MSU) 6-2 

Match Notes:
Old Dominion: 2-0
Morgan State: 0-1
Order to Finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2) Singles (3, 2, 4, 1, 6, 5)

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