Women’s Tennis: Tribe cruises past ODU
Written by The Flat Hat|
April 4, 2008
**TRIBE 7, ODU 0**
The no. 21 Tribe (13-8, 2-0 CAA) cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Old Dominion University Monarchs (10-7, 2-1 CAA) Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk as senior Megan Moulton-Levy led the charge, helping the College to extend its winning streak to five matches.
p. “The team is finally getting itself into place,” Head Coach Kevin Epley said. “They are playing with confidence and games are coming together. This is the time for that to happen.”
p. The Tribe’s strong singles play led the College to defeat all six Monarch opponents in straight sets. No. 9 Moulton-Levy defeated Nadine Fahoum 6-3, 6-2, while the College’s other ranked singles player, no. 114 sophomore Ragini Acharya, put Joanna Dobrowolska away with 6-2, 6-3.
p. “We played very well overall, particularly the top half of our lineup: Meg [Moulton-Levy], [junior] Kat [Zoricic], Ragini [Acharya], and ‘Klauds’ [junior Klaudyna Kasztelaniec],” Head Coach Kevin Epley said. “[Sophomore] Carmen Pop also played well in singles.”
p. Zoricic’s 6-0, 6-2 match was the quickest triumph of the day for the Tribe. Epley said that Zoricic has competed with more confidence of late, causing the junior to play more offensive tennis.
p. “When [Zoricic’s] confidence is low, she plays more defensive tennis,” Epley said. “In the last week she has committed to being more offensive. She is playing inside the baseline and her serve and forehand are bigger.”
p. Pop continued her aggressive play of late, winning her sixth match in seven tries 6-1, 6-2 over Daniela Cohen, improving to 10-6 on the season.
p. The Tribe opened the day taking two of three doubles matches against ODU. The no. 16 team of Moulton-Levy and Zoricic downed the Monarch tandem of Chaarleen Haarhoff and Nadine Fahoum 8-5 as the College’s no. 2 doubles pairing of Kasztelaniec and Acharya quickly uncovered victory in an 8-1 match for their fourth straight win.