Men’s tennis shines at River City Open | Tech Rasta

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NORFOLK, Va. — The Old Dominion men’s tennis team ventured to Richmond last weekend to compete in the River City Tennis Open and put in a solid showing, recording 16 singles wins and seven doubles wins. during the three-day event.

On day one, the Monarchs faced off at Virginia Tech and split the matches winning three singles matches and one doubles match. Old Dominion played two rounds on Saturday starting with VCU and coming out with a doubles sweep and winning four of six singles contests. Later in the day, they faced Campbell in doubles, with the Monarchs winning all three games. The event ended with the Monarchs winning all six singles matches over William & Mary.

The double tandem of Codie van Schalkwyk and Jacob Cadonau went 3-0 on the weekend, while the duo of Nicholas Vidal and Olivier Tobisch went 2-0. In singles, three monarchs had a perfect weekend with van Schalkwyk, Tobisch and Cosme Rolland De Ravel winning all three matches.

“Day one against Virginia Tech wasn’t good, we split games. But the players responded very well the next two days against VCU and W&M and we won all six in doubles and 10 of 12 in singles” , said ODU Associate Head Coach Othmane Lalami. “Those are the expectations we have of them, and they’re very excited to keep working, improving and delivering results. We got what we needed from this tournament, and we looking forward to the regionals in 10 days.”

ITA All American Championships
Younes Lalami represented Old Dominion at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma and had a strong run before having to retire due to injury last week.

Lalami went 4-0 in the pre-qualifying rounds scoring straight-set wins over opponents Oral Roberts, Temple and Baylor as well as a three-set win over Oregon. He then got injured and had to retire in his opening game of the qualifying round.

“I’m very proud that Younes won four games in the biggest fall tournament on the ITA schedule,” the ODU head coach said. Dominik Müller. “He continues to find his identity as a tennis player and that is starting to translate into big wins.”

Old Dominion will next see action in the ITA Regionals, hosted by the University of Virginia from October 19-24 in Charlottesville.

River City open
Richmond, Virginia.
October 7-9
Day 1 (vs. Va. Tech)

Double 1: Orso/Harper beats. Cosme Rolland De Ravel/Yanis Moundir 3-8
Dual 2: Codie van Schalkwyk/Jacob Cadonau def. Thompson/Goncalves 8-4
Single 1: Orso beats. Jacob Cadonau 6-1 5-7 6-2
Single 2: Goncalves beats. Nicholas Vidal 6-2 6-4
Singles 3: Codie van Schalkwyk def. Morgana 6-3 7-6
Singles 4: Cosme Rolland De Ravel def. Thompson 7-6 6-1
Single 5: Harper beats. Yanis Moundir 4-6 6-4 7-6
Singles 6: Olivier Tobisch def. Angles (Campbell) 6-2 6-2

Day 2 (vs VCU)

Double 1: Cosme Rolland De Ravel/Yanis Moundir def. Stable/Gusts 8-6
Dual 2: Codie van Schalkwyk/Jacob Cadonau def. Baumgartner/Almeida 8-6
Double 3: Nicholas Vidal/Olivier Tobisch def. Voelzke/Marty 8-1
Single 1: Def. steady. Jacob Cadonau 6-4 6-2
Single 2: Gales beats. Nicholas Vidal 6-4 3-6 7-6
Singles 3: Codie van Schalkwyk def. Baumgartner 6-1 6-3
Singles 4: Cosme Rolland De Ravel def. Almeida 6-7 6-2 6-4
Singles 5: Yanis Moundir def. Martin 6-4 6-4
Singles 6: Olivier Tobisch def. Voelzke 6-0 6-0

Doubles (against Campbell)
Double 1: Cosme Rolland De Ravel/Yanis Moundir def. Nezar/Maes 8-6
Dual 2: Codie van Schalkwyk/Jacob Cadonau def. Petko/Balazi 8-5
Double 3: Nicholas Vidal/Olivier Tobisch def. Lukstins/Angles 8-5



Day 3 (vs W&M)
Simple 1: Codie van Schalkwyk def. Davis 4-6 6-3 6-1
Singles 2: Cosme Rolland De Ravel def. Silva 6-4 6-7 7-5
Singles 3: Nicholas Vidal def. Brailovsky 6-3 6-4
Singles 4: Jacob Cadonau def. Duo 6-3 6-2
Singles 5: Yanis Moundir def. Karman 6-0 6-3
Singles 6: Olivier Tobisch def. Hansen 6-1 6-4



ITA All American Championships
Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 1-2

Lalami won. Ignacio Vinas (Oral Roberts) 6-4, 6-3
Lalami won. Leo Raquin (Temple) 7-6 (6), 6-3
Lalami won. Marko Miladinovic (Baylor) 6-3, 6-4
Lalami won. Jesper Klov-Nilsson (Oregon) 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3
Alexander Bernard (Ohio St.) def. Lalami 6-3, 3-2, out.


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