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Men's Tennis Opens Fall Season At Ivy Invitational

September 20, 2013
By ODU Athletics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis team begins their fall season this weekend at the inaugural edition of the Ivy Plus Invitational hosted by Yale University.  The action begins Friday at Yale's home courts and play will continue into Saturday and Sunday.

A contingent of select schools will be competing in the Ivy Plus Invitational, a new event on the fall calendar.  In addition to Old Dominion and Yale, these schools are Army, Binghamton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Marist, Penn, St. John's and UNC Wilmington. Due to the quality of the competition and the many inter-school rivalries encompassed by this lineup, this weekend's event promises to be an exciting one.

The Monarchs sent five guys to the first ever Ivy Plus Invitational: No. 59 Carlos Lopez Villa, Jonas Kuwert, Zvonimir Podvinski, Dante Terenzio and Koen Wiggernman.

Ivy Plus Invitational Preview Run Down:

2012-2013 Overall Record: 14-7
*Carlos Lopez Villa is currently ranked 59th in the NCAA by the ITA.

2012-2013 Overall Record: 16-7

2012-2013 Overall Record: 16-10
*Sidharta Hazarika is currently ranked 122 in the NCAA by the ITA.

2012-2013 Overall Record: 14-10

2012-2013 Overall Record: 15-7
*Winston Lin is currently ranked 54 in the NCAA by the ITA.

2012-2013 Overall Record: 14-8

2012-2013 Overall Record: 8-14

*Casey MacMaster and Denis Nguyen are ranked 20th in the NCAA by the ITA.

2012-2013 Overall Record: 19-5

2012-2013 Overall Record: 9-11

St. John’s
2012-2013 Overall Record: 5-15
*Vasko Mladenov graduated from a year ago and finished his career ranked 38th in the NCAA

UNC- Wilmington
2012-2013 Overall Record: 19-5
*Rafael Aita is currently ranked 33rd in the NCAA by the ITA. Aita and Sam Williams are ranked 14th in the NCAA by the ITA.

2012-2013 Overall Record: 13-11
*John Huang and Daniel Hoffman graduated from a year ago and finished their respective careers ranked 113th and 114th in the NCAA.

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