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Monarch Men's Tennis Defeats Campbell, 6-1

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Release: April 14, 2003
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April 14, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -- The Old Dominion men's tennis squad won its second straight dual meet match by defeating Campbell University, 6-1, over the weekend to up their mark to 13-6 on the season. Highlighting play was junior Calin Milos (Timisoara, Romania) and senior Salman Mohammed (Calcutta, India) teaming up to defeat #60 Martin Parkes and Sergio Tejada, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles.

In other doubles action, junior Zoltan Csanadi (Timisoara, Romania) and freshman Adriano Mello (Londrina, Brazil) improved to 5-1 on the season with a No. 1 doubles win over the Camel's Sas Ljumic and Florent Wilpotte, 8-3. The No. 2 ODU doubles team of senior Patrik Binkowski (Orby, Sweden) and Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa) also won by the same score defeating Jiri Beranke and Ryan Mills. Binkowski and van der Merwe improved to 6-1 on the season.

In singles play, the Monarch won five of the six matches. Zoltan Csanadi, Izak van der Merwe, junior Niklas Oskarsson (Halmsted, Sweden), and Salman Mohammed each won in straight sets. Both Csanadi and van der Merwe improved to 17-2 in dual meet action. Csanadi was up, 5-7, 7-5, before his match was retired against Sasa Ljumic at No. 1 singles, while van der Merwe downed Jiri Beranke, 6-1, 6-3. Oskarsson put away Zorick Toltsan, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles, while Mohammed played to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Carlos Campo, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 6 singles. Patrik Binkowsi also picked up a win for the Monarchs edging out Ryan Mills in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

The Monarchs close out the 2002-03 dual meet season against George Mason before traveling to Richmond, VA to participate in the CAA Championships.

MATCH SUMMARY:


Singles:
#1  Zoltan Csanadi (ODU) def. Sasa Ljumic (CU): 5-7,7-5, retire
#2  Izak van der Merwe (ODU) def. Jiri Beranek (CU): 6-1,6-3
#3  Patrik Binkowski (ODU) def. Ryan Mills (CU): 6-4,4-6,6-1
#4  Florent Wilpotte (CU) def. Calin Milos (ODU): 6-4,4-6,6-1
#5  Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) def. Zorick Toltsan (CU): 6-2,6-0
#6  Salman Mohammed (ODU) def. Carlos Campo (CU): 6-2,6-4

Doubles: #1 Zoltan Csanadi/Adriano Mello (ODU) def. Sasa Ljumic/Florent Wilpotte (CU): 8-3 #2 Patrik Binkowski/Izak van der Merwe (ODU) def. Jiri Beranek/Ryan Mills (CU): 8-3 #3 Calin Milos/Salman Mohammed (ODU) def. #60 Martin Parkes/Sergio Tejada (CU): 8-5

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