No. 96 Carlos Lopez Villa has only lost once this season out of his 19 total matches
No. 96 Carlos Lopez Villa has only lost once this season out of his 19 total matches
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No. 96 Carlos Lopez Villa is Now 18-1 - USA Tops ODU 6-1

April 05, 2014
By ODU Athletics

MOBILE, Ala. – No. 96 Carlos Lopez Villa won again in the Old Dominion University’s men’s tennis team 6-1 setback to the University of South Alabama on Saturday at the Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Courts.

Old Dominion standout, No. 96 Carlos Lopez Villa, handled his business yet again, as he ended up being too much for a very talented Daniel Leitner of South Alabama.In what turned out to be a three-set-thriller, it was Lopez Villa who claimed a 7-6(7-0) first set victory and then won the third-set tiebreaker 10-8. Lopez Villa now advances his overall record to 18-1 in single’s action this season, with every single one of his matches coming at the No. 1 spot.

Old Dominion will be right back in action tomorrow against UAB AT 10:00 a.m. in Birmingham, Alabama.

The UAB Blazers have won seven out of their last nine matches, for a total record of 11-7. The Blazers are 3-1 versus Conference USA opponents and were ranked as high as No. 69 in country. Despite a winning record, this team is only 1-4 against ranked opponents, with that win coming at home against No. 65 Tulane.

UAB is led by Chris Helliar, who received Conference USA Player of the Week Honors after going 4-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles. Helliar is ranked No. 80 by ITA, and posts a 12-5 record in singles along with 13-4 record in doubles with partner Mitchell Martell. Rafael Rondino has won 8 of his last 9 matches, including seven in a row.

Derek Tarr has been the head coach of the blazers for 21 years and has amassed a record of 318-157. He has been named conference coach of the year six times, along with one Regional Coach of the Year, and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 1993. Tarr has also led the Blazers to five conference championships and qualified for regional’s on five different occasions.

South Alabama 6, Old Dominion 1
Apr 05, 2014 at Mobile, Ala. (Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Courts)
Singles competition
1. #96 Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) def. Leitner, Daniel (USA) 7-6 (7-0), 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
2. Belda, Manuel (USA) def. Dante Terenzio (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Jacobs, Tuki (USA) def. Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
4. Gruindelingh, Ger. (USA) def. Jonas Kuwert (ODU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Troglia, Juan (USA) def. Darragh Glavin (ODU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Vaezzadeh, Shayann (USA) def. Abdoulaye Camara (ODU) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Belda, Manuel/Troglia, Juan (USA) def. Jonas Kuwert/Dante Terenzio (ODU) 8-2
2. Leitner, Daniel/Gruindelingh, Ger. (USA) def. Darragh Glavin/Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) 8-3
3. Vaezzadeh, Shayann/Jacobs, Tuki (USA) vs. Carlos Lopez Villa/Abdoulaye Camara (ODU) 5-6, unfinished

Match Notes
Old Dominion 12-8
South Alabama 15-7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,2,5,6,1,3)

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