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No. 34 ODU Wins Eighth Straight, Advances to Semifinals After 4-0 Sweep Over UAB

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DENTON, Texas – The No. 34 nationally ranked Old Dominion women's tennis team swept UAB by a 4-0 score on Friday morning at the Waranch Tennis Complex in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Conference USA Championships.
"First off, hats off to UAB, I thought they came out and played really good tennis and pushed us in some spots," said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. "I am very proud of the way we handled that, and we were able to get it done and now we are onto the semifinals."
No. 76 Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (6-3) and Alexandra Viktorovich/Brooke Pilkington (6-4) secured the doubles point for ODU, giving the Monarchs an early 1-0 lead.
Viktorovich (6-2, 6-0) gave ODU a 2-0 lead, before No. 52 Yulia Starodubtseva (6-2, 6-0) and No. 64 Sasnouskaya (6-2, 6-2) sealed the deal on the match that only lasted one hour and 49 minutes.
No. 1 seed ODU (10-4) has now won eight straight matches, while outscoring its opponents 43-8 during the win streak. The loss snapped No. 8 seed UAB's six match win streak, as the Blazers finish the season with a 14-7 overall record.
In tomorrow's semifinals, Old Dominion will take on the winner of No. 4 seed Charlotte versus No. 5 seed Florida Atlantic at 1 p.m. EST.
For more information on the 2021 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championships, please visit: Conference USA Championship Central.
Tennis Match Results
UAB vs Old Dominion
Apr 23, 2021 at Denton, TX
(Waranch Tennis Complex)
#34 Old Dominion 4, UAB 0
Singles competition
1. #123 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) vs. Jana Hecking (UAB) 7-5, 3-1, unfinished
2. #52 Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Adela Wasserbauerova (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
3. #64 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Dominika Hrabalova (UAB) 6-2, 6-2
4. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) vs. Sydney Clarke (UAB) 2-6, 4-4, unfinished
5. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) vs. Megan Bertrands (UAB) 6-5, unfinished
6. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Annalisa Smith (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #60 Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) vs. Dominika Hrabalova/Adela Wasserbauerova (UAB) 4-4, unfinished
2. #76 Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Annalisa Smith/Sydney Clarke (UAB) 6-3
3. Alexandra Viktorovich/Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Maggie White/Alexandra da Silva (UAB) 6-4
Match Notes:
UAB 14-7
Old Dominion 10-4; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,3)