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Women's Tennis Falls At 33rd-Ranked Princeton 4-2

Ryan Schroeder - Oklahoma State

Lidiia Rasskouskaia and Sofia Johnson

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Old Dominion women's tennis team finished a nationally-ranked opponent road trip on Friday dropping a 4-2 decision to 33rd-ranked Princeton.
"Being able to play a tough hand well is a virtue of a good team. I feel we are a great team. I'm impressed with the grit this young team showed the past two matches, in the face of adversity on one of our toughest road trips.  I'm excited for Sun Belt play next week, go Monarchs, said ODU Head Coach Dominic Manilla.
In doubles, the Monarchs took the team point with wins at the top two spots. Sofia Johnson and Lidiia Rasskouskaia won the last two games to take a 6-4 win over Maia Sung and Madeleine Jessup at No. 1. 
Alexandra Viktorovitch and Ulyana Romanova immediately followed with a 6-4 win at No. 2 over Isabelle Chhiv and Eva Elbaz. They gained the advantage with a break of Princeton's serve at 3-all and went on for the 6-4 win.
Princeton got a forfeit victory at No. 6 and took a 2-1 lead after a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2. The Monarchs got on the singles board with freshman Ulyana Romanova finishing off a 4-0 weekend with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Madeleine Jessup at No. 6 to even the match.
The Tigers got the next two wins at No. 3 and No. 4 to finish off the win.
ODU returns to action starting Sun Belt Conference play on March 9 hosting Marshall at 10 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Princeton
3/1/2024 at Princeton, N.J.
#33 Princeton 4, Old Dominion 2
Singles competition
1. Neha Velaga (PU) vs. Sofia Johnson (ODU-W) 4-6, 7-6, 5-5, unfinished
2. Leena Bennetto (PU) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) 6-1, 6-2
3. Maia Sung (PU) def. AlexandraViktorovich (ODU-W) 7-6, 6-4
4. Alice Ferlito (PU) def. Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) def. Madeleine Jessup (PU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
6. Bella Chhiv (PU) def. No player (ODU-W), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) def. Madeleine Jessup/Maia Sung (PU) 6-4
2. Ulyana Romanova/AlexandraViktorovich (ODU-W) def. Bella Chhiv/Eva Elbaz (PU) 6-4
3. No player/No player (PU) def. No player/No player (ODU-W), by forfeit
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 4-5
Princeton 7-3; National ranking #33
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,5,3,4)