Old Dominion Slips Past ECU Women's Tennis 4-3
March 30, 2006
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Old Dominion rallied back after dropping the doubles point and captured the deciding singles match in three-set fashion on the way to a 4-3 non-conference victory over East Carolina Thursday afternoon at Huntington Park.
The Monarchs improved to 15-7 with the win while the setback dropped the Lady Pirates' record to 15-7.
ECU used wins by pairs Gillie Bailey and Kirstin Buchanan at the No. 1 position and Anca Dumitru and Presley Thomas at No. 3 to capture the doubles point. Bailey/Buchanan, ranked No. 48 nationally, extended their winning streak to 12 straight after posting an 8-6 victory over Kerstin Endlich and Larissa Santos while Dumitru/Thomas fought past Barbara Costa and Barbara Kerner for a tough 9-8 decision.
After Old Dominion took three of the first five singles matches to even the contest at 3-3, the Monarch's Kerner outlasted the Lady Pirates' Thomas in a thrilling 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 match to secure the team victory for ODU.
After three consecutive road matches, the Lady Pirates will return home to face High Point Wednesday, April 5.
OLD DOMINION 4, EAST CAROLINA 3