ODU Women's Tennis Earns 5-2 Win at Richmond

March 22, 2010
By ODU Athletics

March 22, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. -- The ODU women's tennis team improved to 13-6 overall this season with a road victory against the Richmond Spiders today, winning 5-2. ODU's 19th ranked Nadine Fahoum earned her 32nd win of the year without giving up a game at No. 1 singles, dropping Richmond's Erin Clark: 6-0, 6-0.

Fahoum paired with Diana Ivanova at No. 1 doubles for a tough victory, battling out a 9-8 (5) win over Clark and Helen Cunningham. ODU would take the important doubles point with a win from Joanna Dobrowolska and Irina Dementyeva at No. 2, outlasting the Richmond tandem of Kelly Tidwell and Isabel Arana, 8-6.

In singles play, the Lady Monarchs got the win from Fahoum, followed by a 7-5, 6-4 vitory at No. 3 for Dementyeva over Cunningham, a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4 for Ivanova over Alexandra Smyth and a three-set win for Marija Citic at No. 6 over Mariana Arana, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Fahoum's win improves her to 32-4 overall this season, as she is currently ranked 19th in the nation. The team has just four matches left before the CAA Championships starting on April 15, including a pair of CAA matches in the next week and a half. ODU hosts Georgia State on Friday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and then Delaware on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.



1. Fahoum/Ivanova (ODU) def. Clark/Cunningham (UR); 9-8 (5)
2. Dobrowolska/Dementyeva (ODU) def. Tidwell/Arana, I. (UR); 8-6
3. Smyth/Grant (UR) def. Citic/Pires (ODU); 8-1

1. #19 Nadine Fahoum (ODU) def. Erin Clark (UR); 6-0, 6-0
2. Kelly Tidwell (UR) def. Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU); 6-2, 6-1
3. Irina Dementyeva (ODU) def. Helen Cunningham (UR); 7-5, 6-4
4. Diana Ivanova (ODU) def. Alexandra Smyth (UR); 6-2, 6-4
5. Sydney Grant (UR) def. Juliana Pires (ODU); 6-3, 6-4
6. Marija Citic (ODU) def. Mariana Arana (UR); 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

FINAL SCORE: ODU 5, Richmond 2

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