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No. 32 Old Dominion Too Much for VCU in Richmond, 6-1

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Brooke Pilkington

RICHMOND, Va. – The No. 32 nationally ranked Old Dominion women's tennis team defeated VCU (6-6) by a 6-1 score on Sunday afternoon at the University of Richmond. The Tennis Monarchs improved to 11-2 on the year. ODU has claimed victory in seven of its last eight matches, outscoring its opponents 40-13 during that stretch.
"ODU versus VCU is always important and isn't hard to get motivated for," ODU head coach Dominic Manilla stated. "Today, we looked very athletic and precise. I'm pleased how we were able to keep the focus and get across the finish line in such strong fashion. We will take our lessons from this match and continue to work hard to keep it going."
Old Dominion has outscored VCU, 10-2, in two wins over the past two seasons.
The No. 32 Monarchs will return to action on Friday, March 20, when ODU ventures to Tulsa for a battle against the Golden Hurricane. Old Dominion will then travel to Norman to take on Oklahoma on Sunday, March 22.  
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs VCU
Mar 08, 2020 in Richmond, Va. 
#32 Old Dominion 6, VCU 1
Singles competition
1. Paola Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. #38 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-6
2. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Luminita Tutunaru (VCU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Shivani Manjanna (VCU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Kanako Yano (VCU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Paula Onita (VCU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #7 Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Luminita Tutunaru/Melissa Ifidzhen (VCU) 5-3
2. Shahar Biran/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Shivani Manjanna/Kanako Yano (VCU) 6-4
3. Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Paola Diaz Delgado/Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-2
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 11-2; National ranking #32
VCU 6-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,5,6,3,4,1)