No. 47 ODU Welcomes No. 42 William & Mary Friday for Senior Day
NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 47 nationally ranked Old Dominion women’s tennis team (16-4) will host No. 42 William & Mary (13-8) on Friday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. This match will mark the end of the regular season and Senior Day for Adriana Rajkovic and Victoria Olivarez. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 3:35 p.m. for the Senior Day festivities.
“This is going to be a big one,” said ODU head coach Dominic Manilla. “Playing William & Mary is always big. Both teams are playing excellent tennis this season. Part of why we have been so good this season is because of our seniors. Adi and Tori have been very special for this program. Both these women are impressive and very special to me, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I am really looking forward to Senior Day on Friday.”
The Monarchs have won eight of their last nine matches, outscoring opponents 51-6 during the stretch. ODU has also won five in a row, while outscoring opponents 30-2.
Manilla will honor Victoria Olivarez and Adriana Rajkovic before doubles on Friday afternoon. Both seniors have helped guide the Monarchs into the Top 35 of the ITA national rankings this year.
Inside the Numbers for ODU
The Monarchs have an overall singles record of 86-20, an overall doubles record of 36-11 and a national ranking of No. 47. Below is a recap of the success ODU has had so far this season.
Yulia Starodubtseva: 17-2
Nataliia Vlasova: 15-2
Adriana Rajkovic: 14-2
Victoria Olivarez: 14-2
Louie McLelland: 11-4
Holly Hutchinson: 11-7
Natalya Malenko: 3-1
Victoria Olivarez/Nataliia Vlasova: 10-4
Holly Hutchinson/Natalya Malenko: 6-0
Adriana Rajkovic/Yulia Starodubtseva: 5-0
Natalya Malenko/Adriana Rajkovic: 5-2
Holly Hutchinson/Yulia Starodubtseva: 4-4
Holly Hutchinson/Louie McLelland: 2-0
Louie McLelland/Adriana Rajkovic: 1-0
Louie McLelland/Victoria Olivarez: 1-0
Louie McLelland/Yulia Starodubtseva: 1-0
Louie McLelland/Nataliia Vlasova: 1-0
Meet No. 42 William & Mary
Tyler Thomson is in the midst of his sixth season at the helm of the Tribe’s program. He revived the program after winning just six matches the season prior to his tenure. Throughout his tenure, W&M has been to four CAA Championships and has three NCAA Tournament appearances. Thomson has led the Tribe to season-high national rankings inside the top 30 in 2015 and 2016. This year W&M currently hold an overall record of 13-8. Rosie Cheng entered the ITA rankings in singles this week at No. 123.
Looking Ahead for the No. 47 Monarchs
After the conclusion of Senior Day and the last regular season match of the year, the Monarchs will be hosting the C-USA Tournament at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center April 19-22. Admission for the C-USA Tournament is FREE for all. If you can’t make it to the tournament, ODU Athletics be providing live stats and video streams for select matches of the tournament. The link will be posted closer to the tournament start date.