NORFOLK, Va. -
The Temple women's tennis team lost a 5-2 match at Old Dominion on Sunday, March 2, at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, falling to 3-5 overall on the season.
The Lady Monarchs started off strong against the Owls, winning two out of three of the double's matches. ODU's No. 1 and No. 2 doubles team picked up victories for the early lead. The pair of Yana Mavrina
and Alicia Doms
did pull out an 8-7(5) win at No. 3.
In singles action, Old Dominion secured the match with the first three wins, building a 4-0 lead. TU got points from the fourth and fifth flights to avoid the shutout. Freshman Dina Karina
continued her strong play, picking up a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(1) victory at No. 4. Sophomore Minami Okajima
was also a three-set winner, defeating Nika Khmolovska, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5, at No. 5.
Temple returns to action on Wednesday, March 5, with a match at American Athletic Conference foe Houston at 2 p.m. EST.
Old Dominion: 5 Temple: 2
1. Nikol Hristova/Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) d. Rebecca Breland
2. Ingrid Vojcinakova/Marijana Novakovic (ODU) d. Jordan Batey
/Marina Bedon (TU) 8-1
3. Yana Mavrina
(TU) d. Nika Khomolovska/Faith Atiso (ODU) 8-7(7-2)
Order of finish: 1,2,3
1. Nikol Hristova (ODU) d. Yana Mavrina
(TU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) d. Alicia Doms
(TU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Marijana Novakovic (ODU) d. Jordan Batey
(TU) 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
4. Dina Karina
(TU) d. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(7-3)
5. Minami Okajima
(TU) d. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 3-6, 6-3, (10-5)
6. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) d. Rebecca Breland
(TU) 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 2,1,6,5,3,4