Men's Tennis No. 4 Seed In CAA Tennis Championship
April 13, 2009
Norfolk, Va. - The pairings are set for the 2009 CAA Men's Tennis Championship, which will be held April 16-19 at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University. UNC Wilmington, VCU and William & Mary round out the top three seeds, while the host Monarchs enter as the No. 4 seed.
The Monarchs finished the season with an overall record of 17-12, 3-2 against teams from the CAA. ODU managed conference victories over James Madison, then 33rd ranked VCU and Georgia State, but faltered in matches at UNC Wilmington and at William & Mary.
ODU is led by a trio of 20-win athletes in Aleksandr Seleznev, Tobias Fanselow and Matt Fawcett. Seleznev is ODU's lone senior and the Monarchs No. 1 singles player with a record of 26-8. Fanselow has matched Seleznev's team-high 26 victories, while Fawcett sits at 23-6 after beginning the spring on an 18-match winning streak.
Tournament play begins Thursday morning at 9 a.m. with two matches as #8 Hofstra takes on #9 Drexel, followed by #7 Georgia State against #10 George Mason. The Monarchs open up against fifth seeded Delaware in the quarterfinal round on Friday at 9 a.m. with the winner most likely to face top seeded UNC Wilmington in Saturday's semifinal.