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Men's Tennis Earns Six All-Conference Honors


NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced their 2024 All-Conference awards on Tuesday and the Old Dominion Monarchs came away with six honors from the vote of the league's coaches.
Freshman of the Year – Connor van Schalkwyk
Connor has an overall record of 21-6 in singles and 19-10 in doubles, going 17-4 in dual matches (5-1 Sun Belt) in singles and 10-8 in doubles (4-2 Sun Belt). He is the only Sun Belt player this season to have been ranked in Singles and Doubles throughout the season; peaking ranked #83 in singles and #6 in doubles. Heading into the league tournament he has a total of eight ranked wins, three in singles including one against Sun Belt Player To Watch Mario Martinez Serrano of Troy and five in doubles. Individually he has six wins over teams that are ranked in the Top 75; VCU, Rice, Boise State, Penn, South Alabama, and UNCW.
First Team All-Conference Singles
Connor van Schalkwyk and Cosme Rolland de Ravel
Joining Connor on the first team singles is Cosme Rolland de Ravel. The sophomore from Lyon, France has an overall season record of 16-8, going 13-6 in dual matches and 5-1 In Sun Belt play. He has wins over nationally ranked teams Rice and Boise State. He had five match winning streak in the fall and was a Second Team All-Conference Singles selection in 2023.
Second Team Singles
Yanis Moundir

Moundir has an overall season record of 25-5, going 16-2 in dual matches and 4-1 in Sun Belt. He has seven wins over currently nationally ranked teams VCU, Boise State, UPenn, Charlotte, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, and Liberty and started the Spring on a nine-match winning streak and wins in first 13 of 14 finished matches.
First Team Doubles
Connor van Schalkwyk and Codie van Schalkwyk

Connor and Codie were ranked as high as No. 6 in the country after making the finals of the ITA Fall Nationals. They are currently ranked No. 47 with three ranked wins. Together they hold an 11-6 record and have wins over VCU (2), UAB, TCU, Temple, Brown and Penn State among others.
Cosme Rolland de Ravel/Jakob Cadonau
This duo won the ITA Atlantic Regionals in the fall and qualified for the ITA Fall Nationals. They are currently ranked #78 and have a ranked win. Their overall record is 13-3, going 8-1 in dual matches. They have wins this year over VCU, Va. Tech (2), Wisconsin, Penn State, Boise State and Rice among others.
"I think all the awards reflect the work our guys put in and success we had throughout the season. Connor came in as a mature freshman and established himself in college tennis as a ranked singles and doubles player. Cosme carried over the momentum from his freshman year. Yanis went from not making the lineup last year to an all-conference team honor. That's an impressive accomplishment he should be very proud of. And for doubles, we have had a very strong doubles point regardless of what teams we put there. So even though there are names attached, I see these honors as a collaboration of our strong doubles play."
ODU begins Sun Belt Conference Tournament play on Friday afternoon against Southern Miss at 2 p.m. at the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Georgia.