NORFOLK, Va. – The 23rdapprox-Ranked Old Dominion Monarchs rallied to take the colon, winning their first three games in singles to earn a 4-0 win over the defending Sun Belt Conference champions on Saturday morning.

“We did a great job mastering a tough, windy outdoor game,” said ODU head coach Dominic Manila. “We gutted the doubles and then got to work in the singles. I am very proud of how we lined up for a great win today.”

In doubles, ODU (9-4, 4-0) won the first game as Tatsiana Zasnousskaya And Sofia Johnson scored a 6-3 win in row one. South Alabama (12-2, 2-1) secured the colon with a 6-4 win in series two. in line three, Alexandra Viktorovich And Mya Byrd recovered from a 5-1 deficit to win 7-5 and gave ODU a 1-0 lead.

In singles, ODU won three games in quick succession to win doubles. Viktorovitch won the first point 6-4, 6-0 in row five Alesya Yakubovich They followed suit with a 6-2, 6-0 win in row four for a 3-0 lead from ODU. Sasnouskaya finished the game with a 6-3, 6-2 win in row one for the 4-0 ODU win.

The Monarchs are back on court at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon and meet Southern Miss at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
South Alabama vs. Old Dominion
March 25, 2023 in Norfolk, Va.
(Tennis Center Folkes-Stevens)
#23 Old Dominion 4, South Alabama 0
competition in singles
1. #20 Tatsiana Zasnousskaya (ODU-W) def. Luminita Tutunaru (USA) 6-3, 6-2
2. Sofia Johnson (ODU-W) vs. Nikola Novotna (USA) 2-6, 3-3, unfinished
3. Shahar Biran (ODU-W) vs. Elysia Pool (USA) 6-2, 2-2, unfinished
4. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU-W) def. Delien Kleinhans (USA) 6-2, 6-0
5. Defeated Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU-W). Tereza Dejnozkova (USA) 6: 4, 6: 0
6. Mya Byrd (ODU-W) vs. Otoha Aoki (USA) 6-6 (4-4), unfinished
competition in doubles
1. #36 Sofia Johnson/Tatsiana Zasnousskaya (ODU-W) def. Luminita Tutunaru/Tereza Dejnozkova (USA) 6-3
2. Nikola Novotna/Elysia Pool (USA) def. Alesya Yakubovich/Shahar Biran (ODU-W) 6-4
3. Mya Byrd/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU-W) def. Otoha Aoki/Chems Doha Zeghlouli (USA) 7-5
Game Notes:
South Alabama 12-2/2-1
Old Reign 9-4/4-0; National Ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Single (5,4,1)


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