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Women's Tennis Drops Tough 4-3 Opener At Florida State

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Alexandra Viktorovitch and Allison Isaacs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a rain out on Sunday, the Old Dominion women's tennis team opened their 2024 schedule on Tuesday afternoon with a tough 4-3 loss to Florida State.
ODU (0-1) opened the match with taking the doubles point behind wins at the top two spots. At No. 1, Sofia Johnson and Lidiia Rasskouskaia scored a 6-3 win over Anna Arkadianou and Vic Allen to even the doubles. The Monarchs scored their first nationally-ranked win at No. 2 to clinch the team point as Alexandra Viktorovitch and Allison Isaacs knocked off the 48th-ranked duo of Ellie Schoppe and Maelie Monfils 6-4 for an early 1-0 ODU lead.
In singles, the Seminoles took wins at No. 2, No. 6 and No. 3 to take a 3-1 lead, but ODU came back with a win at No. 5 by Rasskouskaia with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Millie Bissett to make the deficit 3-2. ODU evened the match with a victory at No. 1 by Johnson in a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Allen. FSU scored the last three-set win at No. 4 to escape with the 4-3 win.
"For a season opener at an ACC school, with three players playing in their first dual matches, I can't be much prouder of our performance today," said ODU Head Coach Dominic Manilla. "To get a nationally-ranked doubles win by Alex and Allison is a good start for that duo."
ODU returns to action on Jan. 27 at Iowa State in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament.
Old Dominion vs Florida State
1/16/2024 at Tallahassee, Florida
(FSU Indoor Tennis Facility)
Florida State 4, Old Dominion 3
1. Sofia Johnson (ODU-W) def. Vic Allen (FSU) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Ellie Schoppe (FSU) def. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU-W) 6-3, 6-1
3. Anna Arkadianou (FSU) def. Kira Matushkina (ODU-W) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
4. Kristyna Lavickova (FSU) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) def. Millie Bissett (FSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Laura Putz (FSU) def. Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
1. Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) def. Anna Arkadianou/Vic Allen (FSU) 6-3
2. AlexandraViktorovich/Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) def. #48 Ellie Schoppe/Maelie Monfils (FSU) 6-4
3. Millie Bissett/Laura Putz (FSU) def. Kira Matushkina/Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) 6-2
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 0-1
Florida State 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,3,5,1,4)