Men's Tennis Finish Season Nationally Ranked No. 55
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men's tennis team finished the 2017 season nationally ranked No. 55, according to the year-end Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
“I'm very proud of what this team accomplished this year,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “We beat three teams that won their conference and put ODU Tennis on the national map. We will build on the experiences and come back stronger. We have all singles starters back next year and will also add some more talent. I can't wait to get back to work in the fall.”
As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Division I.
2016-17 Old Dominion Men's Tennis Year in Review
Overall Record: 19-6
C-USA Tournament: No. 2 Seed/Lost in Championship
Best National Ranking: No. 25
-For the second consecutive year, the Monarchs advanced to the conference title match. This year, ODU lost 4-3 to No. 40 nationally ranked/No. 1 seed Rice in the C-USA Championship.
-Moundir achieved a season best singles ranking of No. 18.
-Moundir was named the Conference USA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Moundir becomes the first student-athlete to repeat as the conference's top player since Arnau Brugues of Tulsa did it in 2006-2009.
-Moundir was named the Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship, Moundir and Javier Jover Maestre claimed the Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship, while ODU placed Moundir and Michael Weindl on the All-Conference USA Singles First Team, Jover Maestre on the Singles Second Team, as well as Moundir/Jover Maestre on the All C-USA Doubles First Team.
-Moundir received a bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships. Moundir becomes the first ODU male tennis player to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2009, when Alex Seleznev accomplished the feat.