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Women's Tennis Falls To Kansas, 4-3

Bruce Butler

Ulyana Romanova and Kira Matushkina

 LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Old Dominion women's tennis team finished a second weekend in the Midwest on Sunday by dropping a 4-3 decision at Kansas.
"A tough result today. I am proud of this young team and the direction we are going," said ODU Head Coach Dominic Manilla.
In doubles, the Jayhawks got on the board first with a win at No. 2 by a 6-3 count. ODU (3-4) evened the doubles point as Ulyana Romanova and Kira Matushkina took the last two games of the set to win 7-5 at No. 3. Kansas won the doubles point in a tough 7-6 (7-3) tiebreaker at No. 1.
Singles saw Kansas (1-2) take a 2-0 lead with a win at No. 4, but ODU responded as Sophia Johnson recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 to pull the Monarchs to 2-1 in the team race. A Kansas win at No. 2 was answered by Lidiia Rasskouskaia's 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5 to keep ODU down one at 3-2. The Jayhawks clinched the team win with a 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 3.
ODU finished the match with a win at No. 6 by Romanova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 4-3 decision.
The Monarchs are now off until February 28 when they visit VCU for a 2:30 start in Richmond.
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Kansas
Feb 08, 2024 at Lawrence, Kansas
(Jayhawk Tennis Center)
Kansas 4, Old Dominion 3
Singles competition
1. Sofia Johnson (ODU-W) def. Mulville, Gracie (KU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Titova, Maria (KU) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) 6-1, 6-2
3. Janse Van Vuuren, H (KU) def. Alexandra Viktorovitch (ODU-W) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Kubo, Kyoka (KU) def. Kira Matushkina (ODU-W) 6-1, 6-0
5. Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) def. Massey, Jocelyn (KU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) def. Costache, Silvia M (KU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Mulville, Gracie/Janse Van Vuuren, H (KU) def. Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) 7-6 (7-5)
2. Kubo, Kyoka/Massey, Jocelyn (KU) def. Allison Isaacs/Alexandra Viktorovitch (ODU-W) 6-3
3. Kira Matushkina/Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) def. Titova, Maria/Adams, Jasmine (KU) 7-5
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 3-4
Kansas 1-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,2,5,3,6)