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Women’s Tennis Falls To N.C. State In NCAA Second Round

RALEIGH, N.C. — A 14-match winning streak for Old Dominion women’s tennis came to an end on Sunday afternoon as the 14th-ranked N.C. State Wolfpack took a 4-0 win over the Monarchs in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. On the year, the Monarchs finished with an 18-6 mark.

“A fourth straight trip to round of 32, hats off to this young group. They really just came in and took our program by storm. At the beginning of this match, I told them today starts a new era on ODU tennis. These young ones got our team to this point, got us to playing for a chance for the Sweet 16. For them to do that with the teams we have had, older groups, these young players gave us an opportunity and I am looking forward to coaching them,” said ODU Head Coach Dominic Manilla.

Doubles saw the Wolfpack take the team point with wins at No. 1 (6-3) and No. 2 (6-0). At No. 3, Allison Isaacs and Kira Matushkina rallied from down 0-3 to tie the match 3-3 when N.C. State clinched the team point.

In singles, the 14th-ranked Wolfpack took wins at No. 1 (6-2, 7-5), No. 2 (6-4, 6-1) and No. 3 (7-5, 6-2). The Wolfpack have three players ranked in the top 75 at the top of their lineup, including second-ranked Amelia Rajecki at No. 1.

Lidiia Rasskouskaia had taken the second set in her match at No. 4 in a tiebreaker just before the Wolfpack clinched the win.

The year was full of highlights as ODU won its fourth straight conference title and second straight Sun Belt crown. Sophia Johnson will play in the NCAA Singles Championships starting on May 20 in Stillwater, Oklahoma and will enter that tournament with a 20-9 record that was capped with her clinching win against South Carolina in the first round. Rasskouskaia finished the season with a 20-1 mark and won her last 13 matches.


Tennis Match Results

Old Dominion vs NC State Wolfpack

05/05/2024 at Raleigh, N.C.

(J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)

#14 NC State Wolfpack 4, #62 Old Dominion 0

Singles competition

1. #2 Amelia Rajecki (ST) def. #116 Sofia Johnson (ODU-W) 6-2, 7-5

2. #71 Abigail Rencheli (ST) def. Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU-W) 6-4, 6-1

3. #62 Anna Zyryanova (ST) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) 7-5, 6-2

4. Gina Dittmann (ST) vs. Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), unfinished

5. Maddy Zampardo (ST) vs. Kira Matushkina (ODU-W) unfinished

6. Sophie Abrams (ST) vs. Ulyana Romanova (ODU-W) unfinished

Doubles competition

1. #12 Amelia Rajecki/Maddy Zampardo (ST) def. Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU-W) 6-3

2. #29 Sophie Abrams/Anna Zyryanova (ST) def. Ulyana Romanova/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU-W) 6-0

3. Gina Dittmann/Abigail Rencheli (ST) vs. Kira Matushkina/Allison Isaacs (ODU-W) 3-3, unfinished

Match Notes:

Old Dominion 18-6; National ranking #62

NC State Wolfpack 22-8; National ranking #14

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,3)

Match 2- NCAA Tournament

Match was played indoors

Courts 5 & 6 did not start with a win on court three

T-2:32 A-78