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Women's Tennis Finishes League Play Unbeaten With 6-1 Victory At App State


Lidiia Rasskouskaia with the clinching win over App State

BOONE, N.C. – The 66th-ranked Old Dominion women's tennis team finished off an undefeated Sun Belt Conference regular season with a 6-1 win over App State on Saturday at the Deer Valley Athletic Club. Due to weather, the matches were moved indoors and played on three courts.
The win is the 29th in a row in conference play for the Monarchs dating back to 2018.
"Congrats to our players on earning an undefeated conference season. The pressure to carry the torch of ODU women's tennis weighed heavily on their shoulders this season which they carried it and executed it with grace and determination.  Post season starts now and I'm excited for the opportunities ahead for this group," said ODU Head Coach Dominic Manilla.
In doubles, ODU (14-5, 9-0) got the first win at No. 1 with Sofia Johnson and Lidiia Rasskouskaia taking a 6-2 win over Savannah DadaMascoll and Taya Powell. App State followed with a 6-4 win at No. 3 to even doubles. Alexandra Viktorovitch and Ulyana Romanova gave the Monarchs a 1-0 lead with a 6-4 win at No. 2 over Olwyn Ryan-Bovey and Ellie Murphy.
Singles saw Viktorovitch take the first point for the Monarchs with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Olwyn Ryan-Bovey at No. 2 for a 2-0 advantage. The Mountaineers got on the board after a 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) win at No. 3.
Sofia Johnson put ODU up 3-1 with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over Savannah Dada Mascoll at No. 1, while Lidiia Rasskouskaia clinched the win in a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Maggie Pate at No. 4. Kira Matushkina put ODU up 5-1 in a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Naledi Manyube at No. 5. Ulyana Romanova finished off the 6-1 win with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Brooke Gruber at No. 6.
Old Dominion will next see action on Friday, April 26 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals at 10 a.m. in Rome, Georgia.
Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU) def. Savannah DadaMascoll/Taya Powell 6-2
Alexandra Viktorovitch/Ulyana Romanova (ODU) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey/Ellie Murphy 6-4
Naledi Manyube/Maggie Pate (App) def. Allison Isaacs/Kira Matushkina 6-4
Order of Finish: 1,3,2
Sofia Johnson (ODU) def. Savannah DadaMascoll 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Alexandra Viktorovitch (ODU) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey 6-4, 6-4
Taya Powell (App) def. Allison Isaacs 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU) def. Maggie Pate 6-4, 6-2
Kira Matushkina (ODU) def. Naledi Manyube 6-4, 6-3
Ulyana Romanova (ODU) def. Brooke Gruber 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 2,3,1,4,5,6
Records: ODU 14-5, 9-0