Tennis Adds Seven Highly Touted Freshmen to Next Season's Roster
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University men’s tennis head coach Aljosa Piric is pleased to announce his incoming recruiting class, which entails seven very talented young men from all over the world: Adam Moundir (Switzerland), Javier Jover Maestre (Spain), Michael Weindl (Germany), Theophile Lanthiez (France), David Botti (Italy), Sam Perelman (Florida) and Nikola Sijan (Delaware).
“We are so excited about the incoming class of freshmen,” remarked Piric. “We have an incredible mix of student-athletes coming in from all over the world with one common denominator, a passion for tennis! All of these guys can’t wait to start here at ODU, and we can’t wait to have them arrive on campus and help them develop and grow into strong contributors not only on the tennis court and classroom, but also in our community. These guys have an incredible opportunity to grow together as a team for the years to come, and in the process accomplish some very special things for themselves and for ODU tennis.”
HERE’S AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE INCOMING RECRUITING CLASS
ADAM MOUNDIR (Switzerland)
- ATP Ranking 1595.
- Nationally ranked 38 of all men in Switzerland.
- Finalist in Under-18 Swiss championship.
- Finalist of two ITF tournaments in singles.
- Won one ITF tournament in doubles.
JAVIER JOVER MAESTRE (Spain)
- ITF Ranking 308.
- Semifinalist: ITF Mexico Junior Cup Jalisco 2013 (Singles).
- Champion: ITF Mexico Junior Cup Jalisco 2013 (Doubles).
- Finalist: ITF Junior Benicarlo 2013 (Doubles).
Javier’s best wins in recent years come against following players:
Guillermo Nunez (10 ITF)
Joao Barra (159 ITF)
Jose A. Salazar (128 ITF)
Ferran Calvo (99 ITF)
MICHAEL WEINDL (Germany)
-Ranked in the top 10 players in his age group in Germany.
-Ranked 147 of all men’s players in Germany.
Michael’s best wins came against following players:
Fidirko Nikolai (ranked ATP 650)
Christian Hirschmüller (ranked ATP 950)
Elmar Ejupovic (German ranking of 70)
THEOPHILE LANTHIEZ (France)
-Trained at the French Tennis Federation Center.
-2013- National High-School Champions with his team “Sonia Delaunay”.
-Sweet 16 National Championship France.
-Regional “Yvelines” Champion.
-Quarters of the National Championship France with his team TC Chevreuse.
DAVID BOTTI (Italy)
-Started to play tennis at the age of 5.
-Participant in Nationals Championships.
-Part of the second best high school team in Italy.
-Played ETA, ITF, and Futures events.
-Trained at Van Der Meer tennis academy in Hilton Head S.C. since august 2012.
SAM PERELMAN (Gainesville, Florida)
-Number 1 Singles and Doubles at Buchholz High School.
-District Tournament Singles Finalist and Doubles Semi-Finalist.
-Played in the 2014 Florida High School All Star Team Challenge.
-Cabinet (Student Council) Member.
-South Florida Leadership Training Camp.
-Spanish Honors Society.
NIKOLA SIJAN (Delaware)
-2 times Delaware State Champion.
-Ranked #1 in Delaware in 18s and under.
-Honor Roll high school student.
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