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ODU Wins Fifth Straight, Sweeps NSU on Senior Day 7-0


NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women's tennis team (7-4) swept Norfolk State (2-5) by a 7-0 score on Sunday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Sunday marked Senior Day for ODU's Holly Hutchinson and Brooke Pilkington. The Monarchs have won six of their last seven matches, as well as five in a row, while outscoring their opponents 30-5 during the win streak.
"Congratulations to Brooke and Holly," said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. "I'm glad the weather held on and we were able to give them a proper senior day. They have both meant so much to the program and it's bittersweet to see them go."
ODU claimed the doubles points after receiving wins from Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (6-1) and Pilkington/Alexandra Viktorovich (6-0).
All six of the Monarchs singles wins came in straight sets on Sunday.
Picking up singles wins for ODU were No. 40 nationally ranked Hutchinson (6-0, 6-0), Yulia Starodubtseva (6-0, 6-0), Sasnouskaya (6-3, 6-0), Pilkington (6-1, 6-0), Viktorovich (6-0, 6-3) and Shahar Biran (6-0, 6-0).
Old Dominion will return to action on Sunday, March 28, when the Monarchs travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a 1 p.m. match against Wake Forest.
Holly Hutchinson – Middlesex, England
-Currently nationally ranked No. 40 in singles.
-Has played No. 1 singles for ODU throughout her career.
-Conference USA Player of the Year.
-All-Conference USA First Team in singles and doubles.
-First Team All-State for singles and doubles.
-C-USA Freshman of the Year.
-Last spring, pulled off one of the biggest upsets for the college tennis year after taking down UNC's No. 2 nationally ranked singles player, Cameron Morra, in straight sets at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
Brooke Pilkington – Virginia Beach, Va.
-Conference USA Newcomer of the Year.
-First Team All-Conference USA for doubles.
-Second Team All-League for singles.
-First Team All-State for doubles.
-Second Team All-State for singles.
-Ended 2018-19 season nationally ranked in doubles.
-CAA Rookie of the Year.
-CAA Singles First Team.
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Tennis Match Results:
Old Dominion vs Norfolk State
March 21, 2021 in Norfolk, VA
Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center
Old Dominion 7, Norfolk State 0
Singles Competition:
1. #40 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Paula Fortuno (NSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Andrea Barcenas (NSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Laura Ruiz (NSU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Zoe Fraser (NSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Bruna Goncalves (NSU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Zada McMorris (NSU) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles Competition:
1. #8 Starodubtseva/Yakubovich (ODU) vs Fraser/Goncalves (NSU) DNF, 3-1.
2. Hutchinson/Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Fortuno/Ruiz (NSU) 6-1
3. Pilkington/Viktorovich (ODU) def. Barcenas/Oviedo (NSU) 6-0
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 7-4
Norfolk State 2-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2)
Singles (6,2,4,1,3,5)
Holly Hutchinson and Brooke Pilkington