Haarhoff Opens Season With National Ranking
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 7, 2009
Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion University senior Charleen Haarhoff will begin the 2009 spring tennis season ranked 88th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The Lady Monarchs doubles team of Haarhoff and Nadine Fahoum, will also begin the season ranked 40th nationally and No. 1 in the East Region.
Haarhoff was a first team All-CAA selection in both singles and doubles last season, playing primarily at the No. 1 position. She posted an overall singles record of 18-15, including 14 straight set victories. This fall Haarhoff registered a mark of 7-4, opening with a three-set victory over preseason ranked No. 40 Gina Schofield of South Carolina.
As a doubles team, Haarhoff and Fahoum turned in an outstanding fall campaign going 14-4 with a 12-match winning streak. The duo captured the ITA East Regional championship, defeating two of the top three seeds in the process, to advance to the National Indoor Championships in Charlottesville. Last season the Lady Monarch tandem posted a 15-5 mark at the No. 1 doubles position, earning both players first team All-CAA honors.
The Lady Monarchs open the spring season on Jan. 17 at home with a doubleheader against Liberty and Norfolk State.