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No. 29 ODU Set for NCAA Tournament First Round Match Against No. 33 Arkansas in Chapel Hill on Friday at 10AM

Rick Yeatts

NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 29 nationally ranked Old Dominion women's tennis team will take on Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m. EST in Chapel Hill, N.C. Arkansas is currently nationally ranked No. 33 by the ITA and boasts an 11-10 overall record and a 4-9 mark in SEC play.

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The winner of the ODU/Arkansas match will take on the winner of No. 1 nationally ranked and seeded North Carolina versus South Carolina State.
Conference USA has three teams in this year's NCAA tournament, as Rice and FIU earned at large bids.
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This season marked Old Dominion's second ever conference championship and first ever in Conference USA, as the Monarchs won the CAA crown in 2001. The upcoming NCAA tournament appearance will be the third in program history, as ODU earned an at large bid in 2019.
ODU (12-4) enters the NCAA tournament winners of 10 straight matches, while outscoring its opponents 51-11 during the win streak.
The round of 16 through the national championship will take place at the USTA National Campus (Collegiate Center) in Orlando, Florida from May 16-28.
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Dominic Manilla, Yulia Starodubtseva, Tatsiana Sasnouskaya, Holly Hutchinson, Alesya Yakubovich and Alexandra Viktorovich garnered All-Conference USA honors earlier this week.
Manilla earned the league's Coach of the Year honors for the third consecutive season, Starodubtseva was named the C-USA Player of the Year, Sasnouskaya was tagged as the Freshman of the Year and Hutchinson acquired Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship. This is the first time since 2010-11, that the program has had back to back conference players of the year.
Starodubtseva, Sasnouskaya and Hutchinson were also named to the All-Conference USA Singles First Team. Sasnouskaya/Hutchinson and Starodubtseva/Yakubovich collected All C-USA Doubles First Team honors. Viktorovich joined teammate Sasnouskaya on the league's All-Freshman Team.
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