June 6, 2013
SKILLMAN, N.J. - Old Dominion University men's tennis sophomore Carlos Lopez Villa was ranked No. 86 in the country in the final Intercollegiate Athletic Association (ITA) poll of the season, the organization released on Thursday.
Lopez Villa is the first Monarch to be ranked in the top-100 in the final ITA poll since Aleksandr Seleznev was ranked No. 85 to end the 2009 season.
A native of Madrid, Spain, Lopez Villa finished the year 18-1, with three victories over ranked opponents. He started the year winning his first 13 matches before losing to a top-60 opponent from Virginia Tech. He rebounded by winning his next five matches on the year.
A native of Madrid, Spain, Lopez Villa earned First-Team All-Conference USA accolades and earned Second-Team doubles honors with partner Can Cetinel. He became the first Monarch to earn C-USA Athlete of the Week honors, which he earned twice this season.