Women’s tennis sweeps Columbia to end road swing

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HARRISON, NY – The 30and-the Old Dominion ranked women’s tennis team completed a three-game road trip on Sunday afternoon with a 4-0 win of 43rd-classified Colombia.

In doubles, the Monarchs picked up wins at the top two positions to claim the team point. The number one duo of Yulia Starodubtseva and Sophie Johnsonwith the number two duo of Chahar Biran and Alesya Yakubovich each won 6-3.

The singles saw ODU (12-6) win the top three places to lock the game. Starodubtseva beat Akanksha Biran 6-0, 6-1 at number one to lead 2-0. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya beat Anna Zhang 6-2, 6-0 at number two to push the lead to 3-0. Johnson got the clincher with a 7-5, 6-3 win at number three over Melissa Sakar for the 4-0 victory.

The Monarchs now return home to face East Carolina on Saturday at 1 p.m.

ODU HEAD COACH DOMINIC MANILLA ON COLUMBIA VICTORY

I am satisfied with our performance today. Taking the loss to Princeton on Friday was tough and I’ve said it before when you’re good, and you lose, it feels like 10 losses. But they bounced back like the champions they are and handled the business today.

Kudos to the top half of our roster for picking up the win.

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