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Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Successful Wahoowa Invitational


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Old Dominion women's tennis team kicked off the fall season by competing in the Wahoowa Invitational at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar's Head Resort. All seven Monarchs picked up at least one victory in singles, as well as doubles.
The Wahoowa Invitational welcomed some of the top teams across the country according to last season's year-end ITA Rankings, as the field included members from No. 6 NC State, No. 9 Virginia, No. 22 Auburn, No. 30 Old Dominion, No. 58 Kansas and No. 66 Penn State.
No. 36 Yuliia Starodubtseva went 2-1 in singles, while defeating Auburn's No. 33 Selin Ovunc (6-7, 6-3, 10-4) and NC State's No. 49 Sophie Abrams (6-4, 6-3). Starodubtseva had match point against the No. 1 nationally ranked singles player, Emma Navarro of Virginia, but ultimately fell in the third set tiebreaker (6-4, 3-6, 11-13).
No. 76 Marina Alcaide also went 2-1 in singles, with her sole loss coming in three sets against No. 8 nationally ranked Natasha Subhash of Virginia (3-6, 6-2, 7-10).
Alexandra Viktorovich, Shahar Biran and Alesya Yakubovich also finished the invitational with a 2-1 singles record, while ODU freshman Sofia Johnson went 1-0.
All together, Old Dominion's singles players went a combined 12-7.
In doubles, ODU's No. 57 Yuliia Starodubtseva/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya upset No. 18 Abigail Rencheli/Amelia Rajecki of NC State by a 6-4 score. Starodubtseva/Sasnouskaya finished with a 2-1 record, with their only setback coming to Virginia's No. 34 ranked duo of Emma Navarro and Melodie Collard (5-7).
The Monarchs will next travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Kitty Harrison Invitational on Sept. 24-26.
#36 Yuliia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. #49 Sophie Abrams (NC State) 6-4, 6-3
#48 Abigail Rencheli (NC State) def. #77 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 7-5, 6-3
#76 Marina Alcaide (ODU) def. Amelia Rajecki (NC State) 7-5, 6-3
Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Gabrielle O'Gorman (Penn State) 4-6, 7-6, 10-7
Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Alexandra Nielsen (Penn State) 6-2, 6-4
Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Olivia Ryan (Penn State) 6-4, 6-3
#57 Yuliia Starodubtseva/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. #18 Abigail Rencheli/Amelia Rajecki (NC State) 6-4
Marina Alcaide/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Olivia Ryan/Gabrielle O'Gorman (Penn State) 7-5
Shahar Biran/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Danielle Alamo/Deanna Lasorda (Penn State) 6-3
#1 Emma Navarro (Virginia) def. #36 Yuliia Starodubtseva (ODU) 4-6, 6-3, 13-11
Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. #77 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 0-6, 7-6, 10-0
#8 Natasha Subhash (Virginia) def. #76 Marina Alcaide (ODU) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) def. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 6-1, 6-1
Amber O'Dell (Virginia) def. Shahar Biran (ODU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
Sara Ziodato (Virginia) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 5-7, 7-5, 10-6
#34 Emma Navarro/Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. #57 Yuliia Starodubtseva/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 7-5
Natasha Subhash/Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) def. Marina Alcaide/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 6-0
Sofia Munera/Amber O'Dell (Virginia) def. Shahar Biran/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 6-2
#36 Yuliia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. #33 Selin Ovunc (Auburn) 6-7, 6-3, 10-4
#77 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Georgie Axon (Auburn) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4
#76 Marina Alcaide (ODU) def. Tiffany Legarde (Kansas) 6-1, 6-1
Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Madeline Meredith (Auburn) 6-1, 6-4
Shahar Biran (ODU) def. Anastasia Astakhova (Auburn) 6-4, 7-6
Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. M Manyoma-Velasquez (Kansas) 6-4, 6-1
Sofia Johnson (ODU) def. Tiffany Legarde (Kansas) 6-4, 6-7, 10-7
#57 Yuliia Starodubtseva/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Selin Ovunc/Anastasia Astakhova (Auburn) 6-2
Tiffany Legarde/Sonia Smagina (Kansas) def. Marina Alcaide/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) 6-3
Alesya Yakubovich/Sofia Johnson (ODU) def. M Manyoma-Velasquez/Julia Deming (Kansas) 6-4