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Women's Tennis Opens Fall Schedule With Strong Showing At North Carolina

Anthony Sorbellini / UNC Athletics

Sofia Johnson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Old Dominion women's tennis team opened the 2023 fall season this past weekend competing in the Kitty Harrison Invitational hosted by North Carolina and came away with a few impressive wins.
Sofia Johnson was 2-2 on the weekend and had the lone nationally-ranked win for the Monarchs as she defeated 49th-ranked Sofiya Chekhylstova from Penn State 6-2, 4-6, 12-10 on Sunday. Freshman Kira Matushkina came out with a pair of wins in her debut defeating Amy Stevens of Vanderbilt 6-4, 6-2 and Gabrielle Broadfoot of N.C. State 6-1, 6-3.

Allison Isaacs had a win against Jordan Cegarra of Penn State 6-1, 6-2, while Alexandra Viktorovitch defeated Yvonne Zuffova also of Penn State 6-3, 6-0. In doubles, Viktorovitch and Johnson opened play with a 9-8 (5) win over Reilly Tran and Theadora Rabman of North Carolina.
The Monarchs are back in action starting September 25 at the ITF 15k event at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
"It was nice to be back in Chapel Hill competing. Overall, it was a great tournament for us to open our season. The competition was high and we could see exactly where we are at this point. There are a few things we need to clean up this week at practice, but I'm pleased with the standard required of our program and we all clearly made improvement over the summer. Hats off to Sofia Iohnson and Kira Matushkina with some top wins. Kira established herself amongst the best freshman in the nation."
Kitty Harrison Invitational
Sept. 15-17, 2023
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Navy Bracket
Rachel Gallis (Fla) def. Alexandra Viktorovitch (ODU) 6-3, 6-0
Viktorovitch def. Yvonne Zuffova (PSU) 6-3, 6-0
Anna Zyryanova (NCSU) Def. Viktorovitch 6-0, 6-3
Xinyu Cai (Wisconsin) def. Viktorovitch 6-4, 6-2
White Bracket
Kira Matushkina (ODU) def. Amy Stevens (Vandy) 6-4, 6-2
Carson Tangulig (UNC) def. Matushkina 6-3, 6-4
Xinyu Cai (Wisconsin) def. Matushkina 6-0, 6-1
Matushkina (ODU) def. Gabrielle Broadfoot (N.C. State) 6-1, 6-3
Blue Bracket
#12 Celia Belle Mohr (Vandy) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
Ruxi Schech (Charlotte) def. Isaacs 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
Holly Staff (Vandy) def. Sofia Johnson (ODU) 7-6 (6), 7-5
Lucia Aranda (Charlotte) def. Johnson 6-4, 6-2
Isaacs def. Jordan Cegarra (Penn State) 6-1, 6-2
Johnson def. Bente Spee (Florida) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Dorner (Penn State) def. Isaacs 6-3, 6-4
Johnson def. #49 Sofiya Chekhylstova (Penn State) 6-2, 4-6, 12-10
Tar Bracket
#2 Brantmeier/Scotty (UNC) def. Matushkina/Isaacs (ODU) 8-1
Medvedeva/Louka (Clemson) def. Matushkina/Isaacs 8-1
Chekhylstova/Cegarra (Penn State) def. Matushkina/Isaacs 8-2
Ram Bracket
Viktorovitch/Johnson (ODU) def. Rabman/Tran 9-8 (5)
Broadfoot/Rencheli (NCSU) def. Viktorovitch/Johnson 8-1
Quiterio/Schech (Charlotte) def. Viktorovitch/Johnson (ODU) 8-7 (5)