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Men's Tennis No. 5 Seed in C-USA Championships, Take on SMU in First Round

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 15, 2013
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April 15, 2013

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Old Dominion University men's tennis will be the No. 5 seed in the Conference USA Championships and take on No. 4 seed SMU in the first round on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. EST.

The No. 73 Monarchs finished the regular season on Saturday with a 4-3 win over William and Mary to complete a 14-6 regular season.

Sophomore Carlos Lopez Villa leads the Monarchs with an 18-1 record at No. 1 singles. Junior Wesley Barrett is second on the team with a 13-6 mark and is 7-2 at No. 5 singles.

Senior Albert Ochagavia brings an 11-8 record while playing all but one match at No. 2 singles and Zvonimir Podvinski has 10 wins.

The doubles team of Barrett and Tim Schweig is 14-4 this season while Lopez Villa and Can Cetinel have been ranked throughout the season.

ODU has not faced a C-USA school yet this season.

No. 72 SMU is 10-9 on the year and went 2-1 against Conference USA foes, beating No. 62 Tulane and No. 71 Rice while falling to No. 21 Tulsa.

Sophomore Arturs Kazijevs leads the Mustangs with a 13-5 record at No. 1 singles while Mischa Nowicki is second on the squad with a 10-7 record.

The doubles team of Kazijevs and Nowicki is ranked No. 83 in the country.

Tulsa is the No. 1 seed in the bracket followed by Memphis, Tulane and SMU.

The championships get underway on Thursday, April 18 with UCF taking on East Carolina at 3 p.m. EST.

FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 18

Match 1: (9) East Carolina vs. (8) UCF - 2 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 19
Match 2: winner of Match 1 vs. (1) Tulsa - 10 a.m.
Match 3: (5) Old Dominion vs. (4) SMU - 10 a.m.
Match 4: (7) UAB vs. (2) Memphis - 2 p.m.
Match 5: (6) Rice vs. (3) Tulane - 2 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 20
Match 6: winner of Match 2 vs. winner of Match 3 - 12 p.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 4 vs. winner of Match 5 - 12 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 21
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 - 12 p.m.
*All Times Central


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