Tennis Falls to Old Dominion


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
February 15, 2014 04:17 PM
Freshman Oana Manole tallied her third victory in singles play, defeating Ivana Vukovic , 6-3, 3-6 (10-3)?. 
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University tennis team concluded its road trip to Norfolk, Va., today, falling to Old Dominion, 6-1.
 
After winning the first set, 6-3, freshman Oana Manole etched her third singles victory of the season, downing the Monarchs' Ivana Vukovic, 10-3, in a tiebreaker. Manole dropped the second set to Vukovic, 6-3.
 
The Mountaineers (1-5) gave up the doubles point, with the duo of junior Ikttesh Chahal and sophomore Vivian Tsui, teaming up for the first time this season, falling to Ingrid Vojcinakova and Marijana Novakovic, 8-1.
 
In singles, Old Dominion took four of the five matches played. At No. 1 singles, freshman Kaja Mrgole, WVU's win leader, stormed back in the second set with a 6-0 victory after dropping the first set to Nikol Hristova, 4-6. Mrgole stumbled in the tiebreaker, 10-7, losing her second match of the spring.
 
The Mountaineers are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Ridgeview Racquet Club against Buffalo at 1 p.m.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
No. 1: Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole (WVU) did not finish against Melissa Esnal Olguin and Nikol Hristova (Old Dominion), 5-3
 
No. 2: Ingrid Vojcinakova and Marijana Novakovic (Old Dominion) defeat Ikttesh Chahal and Vivian Tsui (WVU), 8-1
 
No. 3: Old Dominion wins by forfeit
 
Singles
No. 1: Nikol Hristova (Old Dominion) defeats Kaja Mrgole (WVU), 4-6, 6-0 (10-7)
No. 2: Ingrid Vojcinakova (Old Dominion) defeats Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 6-0, 6-3
No. 3: Oana Manole (WVU) defeats Ivana Vukovic (Old Dominion), 6-3, 3-6 (10-3)
No. 4: Marijana Novakovic (Old Dominion) defeats Irinka Toidze (WVU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5: Nika Khmolovska (Old Dominion) defeats Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Old Dominion wins by forfeit
 
WVU: 1 , Old Dominion: 6



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