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UAB men’s tennis
The UAB men’s tennis team fell 4-2 in a tightly contested match to No. 2-seeded Old Dominion on Friday morning in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Championships, hosted by Middle Tennessee.
The Blazers opened the match with a 1-0 lead thanks to doubles victories on courts two and three. Kenton Parton and Nikolai Manchev secured a 6-1 victory on court three while Eric Komati and Anru Fourie earned a tightly contested 7-6 win on court two.
On court one, Tim Dollman and Stefan Gonzalez were knotted at 6-all.
The Monarchs tied the match up, 1-all, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Gonzalez on court three. ODU took its first lead, 2-1, with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Komati on court two.
The Monarchs claimed their third straight singles victory on court four over Manchev, 6-4, 6-3. Parton cut the lead to 3-2 as he knocked off Justin Herrera 6-3, 6-4 on court six to improve to 6-2 on court six this season.
It all came down to courts one and five where Dollman and Fourie were battling.
After dropping a tight 7-6 set to No. 50 Adam Moundir, Dollman forced a third set with a 6-2 win. The freshman was unable to complete the comeback as he fell 6-2 in the third set for the ODU win.
UAB women’s tennis
The UAB women’s tennis team saw its season come to an end on Thursday when the No. 13 seed Blazers were defeated 4-1 by fourth-seeded Old Dominion in the opening round of the C-USA Championships from Waranch Tennis Complex.
UAB scored the first point of the game after rallying to win the final two doubles matches to win the point and build a 1-0 lead. Freshmen Marlene Herrmann and Hana Sisirak answered with a win at No. 2 with a 7-5 victory over Nataliia Vlasova and Marijana Novakovic at No. 2. Senior Pardis Lynch and Reghan Lynch completed the comeback with a 7-5 win over Holly Hutchinson and Ingrid Vojcinakova at No. 1.
Vlasova pulled Old Dominion even after earning a default victory over Taylor Factor at No. 6, while Eliska Petrackova gave the Monarchs a 2-1 edge following her 6-2, 6-0 win over Natalies Voss at No. 5.
Vojcinakova claimed the third consecutive win for Old Dominion when she downed Herrmann 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2. Borislava Botusharov sealed the win for the Monarchs after turning in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sisirak at No. 3.
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