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Tennis Monarchs Slam the Rams, 6-1

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NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion women's tennis team (4-4) snapped VCU's (5-5) three match win-streak after the Monarchs slammed the Rams by a 6-1 score on Sunday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Old Dominion has won three of its last four matches.
ODU improves to 2-0 when playing at home this season. Since the 2017-18 season, Old Dominion is 29-2 when playing at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, with ODU's last home loss occurring on March 9, 2018.
"In doubles, we had incredibly impressive performances in all three spots," said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. "Today was a pretty successful day for us. It is very rewarding to defeat William & Mary and VCU in back-to-back days. Go Monarchs!"
Picking up straight set singles wins for ODU were Yulia Starodubtseva (6-2, 6-1), Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (7-6(5), 6-2), Alesya Yakubovich (6-0, 6-3) and Brooke Pilkington (6-2, 6-1). Shahar Biran defeated Shivani Manjanna (6-0, 4-6, 10-5) in a third set super tiebreaker.

The Monarchs claimed the doubles point after receiving victories from Holly Hutchinson/Sasnouskaya (6-1), as well as Alexandra Viktorovich/Pilkington (6-1).
Old Dominion will return to action on Friday, March 5, when the Monarchs take a trip across town for a 2 p.m. match at Norfolk State.
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs VCU
Feb. 28, 2021 in Norfolk, Va. 
(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
VCU 1, Old Dominion 6
Singles competition
1. Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) def. #40 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
2. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Luminita Tutunaru (VCU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Alessia Beatrice Ciuca (VCU) 7-6(5), 6-2
4. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Gabriela Ana-Maria Davidescu (VCU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Noumea Witmus (VCU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Shivani Manjanna (VCU) 6-0, 4-6, 10-5
Doubles competition
1. #8 Starodubtseva/Yakubovich (ODU) vs Davidescu/Tutunaru (VCU) 5-1, unfinished
2. Hutchinson/Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Witmus/Exposito Diaz-Delgado (VCU) 6-1 
3. Pilkington/Viktorovich (ODU) def. Cicua/Manjanna (VCU) 6-1
Match Notes:
Old Dominion: 4-4
VCU: 5-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,5,4*,6,1,3)