Men's Tennis To Take Part In Virginia Invitational

September 23, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 23, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Old Dominion men's tennis team will travel to the third annual UVa Fall Invitational this weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center. The three-day event (Friday-Sunday) features players from ten schools competing in two singles and two doubles draws.

The field for this year's tournament will consist of six teams that finished in the top 50 of last season's ITA rankings, the host Cavaliers, Harvard, Boise State, VCU, Wake Forest, and William & Mary. Liberty, NC State, Old Dominion and Washington College round out this year's field.

The tournament will consist for two 32-player singles draws and two 16-team doubles draws.

Play begins each day at 9:00 a.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Senior Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa) will look to retain his Flight A singles title. Van der Merwe, currently ranked ninth in the ITA Preseason Poll, enters the tournament as the top seeded player in the Flight A bracket.