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Men's Tennis Blanks South Alabama 4-0


Aryan Saleh with the clincher on Friday as ODU defeated South Alabama 4-0

NORFOLK, Va. – In a rematch of the 2023 Sun Belt Conference title match, the 48th-ranked Old Dominion men's tennis team blanked South Alabama 4-0 on Friday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
"Our goal was to improve by 5-10% from Wednesday and I think we accomplished that today. We will enjoy a weekend off with a 2-0 start in conference play, but at the end it is just a snapshot. We got to put in some good work early next week to get ready for Georgia State," said ODU Head Coach Dominik Mueller.
In doubles, ODU (12-4, 2-0) took wins at the two and three spots to claim the point. Cosme Rolland de Ravel and Codie van Schalkwyk defeated Rostislav Halfinger and Javier Montoya 6-3 at the two spot. A couple minutes later, Maxime Mareschal-Hay and Yanis Moundir locked up the point with a 6-4 win over Juan Accossatto and Harold van Raemdonck at No. 3.
Singles saw the Monarchs take straight-set wins at No. 1, 4 and 5 spots for the clincher. Connor van Schalkwyk, ranked 83rd nationally, got ODU up 2-0 with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 over Clements. Four minutes later, Moundir pushed the advantage to 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4 over Accossatto where he was down 2-1 in the final set and stormed back for the victory.
Four minutes later, Aryan Saleh locked up the match win for ODU with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Braden Hannig at No. 5. Saleh jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the final set and cruised for the victory.
ODU now heads to Georgia for a pair of matches next weekend starting at Georgia State on March 22 at 3 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
South Alabama vs Old Dominion
3/15/2024 at Norfolk, Va.
(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
#48 Old Dominion 4, South Alabama 0
Singles competition
1. #83 Connor van Schalkwyk (ODU-M) def. Jack Clements (USA) 6-4, 7-5
2. Cosme Rolland DeRavel (ODU-M) vs. Rostislav Halfinger (USA) 6-4, 3-4, unfinished
3. Codie van Schalkwyk (ODU-M) vs. Javier Montoya (USA) 7-6 (7-2), 4-4, unfinished
4. Yanis Moundir (ODU-M) def. Juan Accossatto (USA) 6-2, 6-4
5. Aryan Saleh (ODU-M) def. Braden Hannig (USA) 7-5, 6-2
6. Maxime Mareschal-Hay (ODU-M) vs. Harold van Raemdonck (USA) 1-6, 5-6, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Jakob Cadonau/Connor van Schalkwyk (ODU-M) vs. Jack Clements/Braden Hannig (USA) 4-4, unfinished
2. Cosme Rolland De Ravel/Codie van Schalkwyk (ODU-M) def. Rostislav Halfinger/Javier Montoya (USA) 6-3
3. Maxime Mareschal-Hay/Yanis Moundir (ODU-M) def. Juan Accossatto/Harold van Raemdonck (USA) 6-4
Match Notes:
South Alabama 5-7, 0-1
Old Dominion 12-4, 2-0; National ranking #48
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,4,5)