Men's Tennis Announces Complete Fall and Spring Schedules for 2017-18
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men’s tennis head coach, Dominik Mueller, announced the Tennis Monarchs 2017-18 fall and spring schedules on Thursday afternoon.
“This might be one of the most challenging schedules ODU tennis has seen,” said Mueller. “We have eight conference champions and four Top 25 teams from last year on the schedule. We want to play the best competition possible and be tested on the highest level, so we are beyond excited for the season.”
Conference Champions from Last Year on ODU’s Upcoming Schedule
-Columbia and Harvard shared the Ivy League Title
-Wake Forest won the ACC regular season
-Utah State won the Mountain West Championship
-South Florida won the American Athletic Championship
-Drake won the Missouri Valley Championship
-VCU won the A-10 Championship
-Monmouth won the MAAC Championship
Last Season’s Year-End ITA Top 25 Teams on ODU’s Upcoming Schedule
-Wake Forest: No. 2
-South Carolina: No. 21
-South Florida: No. 23
-Columbia: No. 25
Power Five Conference Schools Coming to Norfolk in the Spring of 2018
-South Carolina (Feb. 11)
-N.C. State (Feb. 16)
-Utah (March 2)
“We are thrilled to have three Power Five conference teams coming to Norfolk this year,” Mueller continued. “Our fans will see amazing tennis in the spring, as well as in the fall with our first ever Monarch Invitational. Highlighted with a rivalry match against William & Mary for senior day, we couldn’t ask for a better way to send out this amazing senior class.”
Old Dominion finished last season nationally ranked No. 55, according to the year-end Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, after compiling a 19-6 overall record. At one point last season, the Tennis Monarchs jumped to No. 25 in the national rankings. ODU earned a No. 2 seed in the Conference USA Tournament and for the second consecutive year, the Monarchs advanced to the conference title match.
OLD DOMINION MEN’S TENNIS SCHEDULE
21-24 Oracle Masters, Malibu, Cali.
21-24 Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Milwaukee, Wisc.
22-24 Elon Men’s Invitational, Elon, N.C.
Sep 29-Oct 1 Monarch Invitational, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center
Sep 30-Oct 9 ITA All-American, Tulsa, Okla.
19-23 ITA Regionals, Lynchburg, Va.
3-5 I-64 Challenge, Williamsburg, Va.
1-5 ITA National Fall Championships, Indian Wells, Cali.
13 Monmouth, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 1pm
13 Morgan State, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 4pm
20 at Columbia, New York, N.Y., 1pm
21 at UPenn, Philadelphia, Pa., 12pm
26 at Wake Forest, Winston Salem, N.C., 5pm (ITA National Kick-off)
27 Championship match vs. Vanderbilt or Portland, 5pm
27 Consolation match vs. Vanderbilt or Portland, 2pm
10 Louisiana Lafayette, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 1pm
11 South Carolina, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 11am
16 NC State, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, TBD
18 Richmond, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 10am
18 Howard, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 2pm
23 at Harvard, Boston, Mass., 4pm
25 at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., 11am
2 Utah, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 1pm
9,10,11at Spring Break tournament, Tampa, Fla., (USF, Utah State, George Washington)
Conference USA East Round-Up, Murfreesboro, Tenn. (MT, FAU, CHAR)
16 Middle Tennessee 2pm
17 FAU, 10am
18 Charlotte, 10am
30 at VCU, Richmond, Va., 2pm
8 at Drake, Des Moines, Iowa, TBD
15 William & Mary, Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, 1pm (Senior Day)
20-22 Conference USA Tournament, Houston, Texas, all day
12-13 NCAA 1st and 2nd Round, Campus site
17-22 NCAA final site, Winston Salem, N.C.
23-28 NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament, Winston Salem, NC
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