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ODU Has 11 Match Win Streak Snapped by No. 1 UNC in Second Round of NCAA Tournament, 4-0

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Bruce Butler

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The No. 29 nationally ranked Old Dominion women's tennis had its 11 match win streak snapped against No. 1 nationally ranked North Carolina by a 4-0 score in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Yesterday, ODU picked up its first win in program history in the NCAA Tournament after taking down No. 33 Arkansas by a 4-2 score in the first round.
This season marked Old Dominion's second ever conference championship and first ever in Conference USA, as the Monarchs won the CAA crown in 2001. This year's NCAA tournament appearance was the third in program history, as ODU earned an at large bid in 2019.
ODU (13-5) ended the season winning 11 of its last 12 matches, while outscoring its opponents 55-17 during the span.
In doubles, the Tar Heels won on Courts No. 2 and 3 to jump out to an early 1-0 advantage. UNC then went on to win in No. 1, 4 and 6 singles to ultimately claim a 4-0 victory in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina has now won all 28 of its matches this season entering the Round of 16, as all six of their singles players are currently nationally ranked as well as all three doubles tandems.
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Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs North Carolina
May 08, 2021 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
#1 North Carolina 4, #29 Old Dominion 0
Singles competition
1. #2 Sara Daavettila (NC) def. #109 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 6-3, 6-1
2. #41 Alexa Graham (NC) vs. #51 Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0, unfinished
3. #27 Cameron Morra (NC) vs. #78 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
4. #97 Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 6-0, 6-2
5. #32 Makenna Jones (NC) vs. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
6. #36 Fiona Crawley (NC) def. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #2 Sara Daavettila/Cameron Morra (NC) def. Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 4-3
2. #4 Makenna Jones/Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. #79 Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 6-0
3. #34 Alle Sanford/Reilly Tran (NC) def. Brooke Pilkington/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 6-1
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 13-5; National ranking #29
North Carolina 28-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,1,6)
NCAA Championship Second Round