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Women’s Tennis Cruises to 5-2 Victory at Virginia Tech

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Old Dominion women's tennis team (2-3) cruised to a 5-2 victory over Virginia Tech (1-2) on Sunday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
ODU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after picking up the doubles with victories from Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (6-1) and No. 8 nationally ranked Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich, who downed No. 58 Nika Kozar/Elizabet Danailova (6-4).
Brooke Pilkington (6-0, 6-0), Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (6-1, 6-1) and Holly Hutchinson (6-3, 6-2) picked up straight set victories to clinch the match for the Monarchs.
Adding to the win, was ODU's Yulia Starodubtseva, winning her match 6-1, 4-6, 10-3.
"This was a nice win over a tough Virginia Tech team," said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. "Since I have been the coach here, we have never beaten Virginia Tech, so today feels very special."
Old Dominion will return to action next Friday, Feb. 12 when the Monarchs travel to Raleigh, N.C. for a 1:00 p.m. match at NC State.
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Virginia Tech
Feb 07, 2021 at Blacksburg, VA
(Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 5, Virginia Tech 2
Singles competition
1. #40 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Nika Kozar (VT) 6-3, 6-2
2. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Rita Pinto (VT) 6-1, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
3. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Tamara Barad Itzhaki (VT) 6-1, 6-1
4. Sabina Richtrova (VT) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)
5. Nina Sorkin (VT) def. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
6. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Katie Andreini (VT) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #8 Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. #58 Nika Kozar/Elizabet Danailova (VT) 6-4
2. Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Tamara Barad Itzhaki/Sabina Richtrova (VT) 6-1
3. Erika Cheng/Katie Andreini (VT) vs. Brooke Pilkington/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 4-4, unfinished
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 2-3
Virginia Tech Women's Tennis 1-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,3,1,5,2,4)