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Men's Tennis Hosts UNCW For Senior Day Thursday

Bruce Butler

#50 ODU (16-6, 6-1 Sun Belt) vs. #71 UNC Wilmington (12-5, 5-0 CAA) | at JMU (7-12, 0-7 Sun Belt)
When: Thursday, 1 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center | Harrisonburg, Va.
Live Stats: UNCW | JMU
Stream: UNCW
NORFOLK, Va. – The 50th-ranked Old Dominion men's tennis team heads into the final week of the regular season with a pair of matches on the slate. They'll close out the home schedule on Thursday hosting 71st-ranked UNC Wilmington at 1 p.m. and then head to James Madison for a Sun Belt Conference and Royal Rivalry matchup at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Both matches will have live stats and prior to Thursday's match they'll honor Jakob Cadonau and Maxime Mareschal-Hay on Senior Day.
"What a weekend ahead. Senior Day is always emotional and what better way to send our seniors out than with a top 75 matchup. With a short turnaround, we hit the road to JMU for another rivalry match. These are the weekends you compete for, and I am glad we can finish out the regular season being challenged," said ODU Head Coach Dominik Mueller.
ODU enters the final two matches with a 16-6 record and a 6-1 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. After dropping the first singles match at Coastal Carolina, the Monarchs ran off four straight singles wins on Sunday to defeat the Chanticleers 4-1. Connor van Schalkwyk leads the team this spring with a 16-3 singles mark, while Yanis Moundir is 15-1. In doubles, Moundir and Mareschal-Hay are 9-4 mainly at No. 3, while Cosme Rolland de Raven and Codie van Schalkwyk are 8-0 at No. 2.
UNC Wilmington (12-5, 5-0 CAA) comes to town on a six-match winning streak after defeating South Carolina State 4-0 on Sunday. In singles, Gabe Hurtado leads this spring with an 11-3 record mainly at No. 4, while Reese Falck is 9-2 mainly at No. 3. In doubles, the duo of Falck and Harold Huens are ranked 44th nationally and sport a 13-1 mark this spring mainly at No. 1.
The last time ODU faced UNC Wilmington was on April 14, 2017, as the Monarchs won 4-3 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Monarchs hold an 11-7 lead in the series.
JMU (7-12, 0-5 Sun Belt) enters after dropping a 4-3 match to Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Julian Lozano leads the Dukes this spring with an 11-6 mark in singles mainly at No. 2, while Esteve Agusti and Youssef Sadek are each 10-8. In doubles, Lozano and Agusti sport the top record at 6-2 in the No. 1 spot.
ODU and JMU met twice in the span of five days last year as these teams closed the regular season in Norfolk on April 15 in an ODU 5-2 win. They opened the 2023 Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Peachtree City, Georgia on April 20 with ODU taking a 4-0 win. The Monarchs hold a 34-2 lead in the all-time series dating back to 1985.
The 2024 Sun Belt Conference Championships will be held from April 18-21 at the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Georgia.