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Limitless: Carlos Lopez Villa

September 17, 2014 |

When the ball gets hoisted in the air and the racket swings back at full force, the crowd drops silent in anticipation of magic. Ask any Old Dominion athletics followers to describe Carlos Lopez Villa and they would give you a concise answer; “He’s a beast”. Lopez Villa is 38-2 in the last two seasons, […]Read More

A Tough Test

February 26, 2014 |

Men’s Tennis Snag Close Win Over UTSA Although the match took place inside, Saturday Feb. 22 was a perfect day to watch Old Dominion University Men’s Tennis (7-2). The Monarchs battled against a tough C-USA foe UTSA (3-5). The Roadrunners’ record is not indicative of how tough of a test they would be for the […]Read More

Monarchs Net Victory on Wings of Intensity

January 29, 2014 |

The Old Dominion Monarchs men’s tennis team played three matches this weekend, the first coming in the form of a victory over the in-state rival University of Richmond Spiders. ODU won the match by a score of 4-3, with the decisive victory coming from Carlos Lopez Villa, the junior from Madrid Spain. “It’s another match. […]Read More

Al See You Around

April 24, 2013 |

Senior puts cap on four year tenure; Ponders legacy, future, and the road ahead Albert Ochagavia’s college tennis career has come to an end. The senior men’s tennis star and native Spaniard saw his number five seed Old Dominion Monarchs fall to fellow five seed Southern Methodist Mustangs 4-0 last Friday afternoon at the Conference […]Read More

Wear With All, Curtain Call

April 10, 2013 |

Seniors Honored Before Match, Finish Home Season in Spectacular Fashion Perfect spring time weather arrived just in time for the home finale of the 2013 season for the Old Dominion women’s tennis team.  The Monarchs were able to send seniors Juliana Pires and Diana Ivanova off in a win. A day removed from dismantling Towson, […]Read More

The Lady Monarchs just keep getting better

April 10, 2013 |

Old Dominion demolishes Towson 4-0 The Old Dominion Lady Monarchs tennis team served the Towson Tigers an agonizing 4-0 defeat. Old Dominion has improved to 11-7 on the season, while Towson falls to 9-7. This is the second time this season that the Old Dominion tennis team has faced an opponent from the Colonial Athletic […]Read More

Old Dominion Women’s Tennis Served Another Crushing Defeat

April 3, 2013 |

Gaining the early point in doubles proves to be a key factor in the Seahawks’ victory The boisterous roar of a monarch was nowhere to be found Thursday evening as the UNCW Seahawks muted the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs 5-2 at Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Coming off a 6-1 thrashing courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday […]Read More

One Step at a Time

March 27, 2013 |

Virginia Commonwealth University women’s tennis put the “pedal to the metal” Saturday afternoon, smashing the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs 6-1 at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Following a week that included dominate victories over Bucknell and Colgate, the Lady Monarchs fall to 9-6 on the year, all the while trying to achieve a level of consistency […]Read More

Sky High Rally Cry

February 27, 2013 |

Esnal-Olguin pushes closer to the limit to propel team to victory Melissa Esnal-Olguin entered the second set with a deficit before igniting the flames on her way to a three set power surge 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 over Alex Ion to lift the Lady Tennis Monarchs past Penn 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. The […]Read More

The Monarchs Pummel the Radford Highlanders

February 20, 2013 |

Old Dominion University men’s tennis meant business Saturday afternoon, swiftly trampling the Radford Highlanders 4-0 at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Following a week in which the Monarchs were dealt two crushing losses against Dartmouth and George Washington, the win moves the Monarchs to 6-3 on the year, injecting doses of confidence into the team in […]Read More

Super ‘Nova Girl

February 6, 2013 |

Senior Women’s Tennis Sensation Igniting Racquet Flames in the Spring Stretch ​“I would like to be remembered as a hardworking tennis player who tried to put everything on the court for the team and for the success in the match.” ​Certainly nothing less will be noted when reflecting back on the career of senior Diana […]Read More

Double Dagger Net Swagger

January 23, 2013 |

A singles clinic and doubles sweep ended a near perfect day for the Lady Monarchs (2-0) as they knocked off the Norfolk State Spartans (0-1) 7-0 and Howard Bison (0-1) 6-1, respectively as Old Dominion began the 2013 campaign Saturday at Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. In the first match, freshman newcomer Nikol Hristova teamed up with […]Read More

Serving it Up with Nika Khmolovska

October 31, 2012 |

Junior Nika Khmolovska has been a force on the tennis court this year.  She has accumulated a 5-2 record in singles and a 2-2 record in doubles with sophomore Faith Atiso and freshman Ivana Vukovic.  Khmolovska also won the Margie Waters Singles Flight at the Tribe Invitational this year. Khmolovska traveled all the way from […]Read More

Game, Set, Match

October 30, 2012 |

A leader is someone who is not afraid to be in the limelight and can be an example of excellence. Every once in a while, a young player takes everyone by surprise and fills that leadership role. Carlos Lopez Villa, the 6-foot 2-inch sophomore from Madrid, Spain, is leading Old Dominion’s men’s tennis team. In […]Read More