NOROLK, Va. – For just the first time this season, the University of Delaware women’s tennis lost back-to-back matches as the Blue Hens dropped a 4-0 contest at Old Dominion Saturday.

Yesterday, UNCW defeated UD, 6-1, to open Colonial Athletic Association play.

Once the Monarchs collected four points, all matches were abandoned, as Delaware would not have the opportunity to pick up a win.

“Like yesterday, the chance to play another high-level team back-to-back will help us in the future,” Delaware head coach Laura Travis remarked.

ODU earned the doubles point with two wins but the Hens did post a victory at the No. 3 spot where Danea Jonjic’ and Kim Milla defeated Ivana Vukovic and Nika Khomolovska by a score of 8-6.

In the singles’ third flight, Carmen Lai led Vukovic, 6-2, 2-1 (50-30) before play was abandoned.

Additionally, Delaware's Christina Harrington held a 6-3, 1-0 (30-0) advantage against Nika Khmolovska in the No. 6 spot and Blue Hen Dorothy Safron led Nikol Hristova 6-3, 3-2 at the No. 2 position when played was stopped.

Delaware falls to 7-4 on the year while the Monarchs moved to 10-7 overall.


FINAL SCORE – Old Dominion 4, Delaware 0

Diana Ivanova (O) def. Danea Jonjic’ (D), 6-0, 6-1
Dorothy Safron (D) led Nikol Hristova (O) 6-3, 3-2 (did not finish)
Carmen Lai (D) led Ivana Vukovic (O) , 6-2, 2-1 (50-30) (DNF)
Juliana Pires (O) def. Nataliya Naumova (D), 6-2, 6-2
Melissa Esnal Olguin (O) def. Olivia Heim (D), 6-2, 6-0
Christina Harrington (D) led Nika Khmolovska (O), 6-3, 1-0 (30-0) (DNF)

Ivanova/Hristova (O) def. Safron/Lai (D), 8-2
Pires/Esnal Olguin (O) def. Naumova/Harrington (D), 8-2
Jonjic’/Milla (D) def. Vukovic/Khmolovska (O), 8-6