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Mace & Crown | March 2, 2015

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Tennis Archives * Mace & Crown

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

Ivana Vukovic Serving it Up in Singles

October 17, 2012 |

Freshman tennis player Ivana Vukovic has exploded onto the college level of play for the Lady Monarchs, winning all of her first four singles matches. “I couldn’t have dreamed of a better start here. I improved a lot, I really didn’t expect this,” Vukovic said. It has been an amazing start for Vukovic who comes […]Read More

Lady Monarchs show Spartans who’s King of the Court

January 25, 2012 |

Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer Newly crowned junior captain Diana Ivanova along with sophomore teammates Melissa Esnal-Olguin and Nika Khmolovska each earned two victories apiece, cruising to straight set victories in both singles and doubles over crosstown foe Norfolk State Saturday morning. Ivanova led the charge with Esnal-Olguin on court one to the tune […]Read More

ODU Serves Bison

January 25, 2012 |

Lady Monarchs Defeat Howard University on Opening Day Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Old Dominion University women’s tennis team capped off the start of their 2012 season by defeating Howard University at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center after steamrolling Norfolk State earlier in the day.  The two victories leave the Lady Monarchs at 2-0 after […]Read More

A Tennis Stud From Overseas

September 28, 2011 | 1

Lopez Villa Talks about Transitions Written By: Sarah Roby Contributing Writer Old Dominion’s fiercest freshman on the tennis courts is far from home and the Monarchs are glad to have him here.  Carlos Lopez Villa is a freshman from Madrid, Spain and is enjoying his time here at Old Dominion University, while showing up on […]Read More


September 21, 2011 | 6

Written By: David Bakhshaee and Matthew McCracken, News and Sports Editors. The driving force behind ODU’s Men’s and Women’s tennis for nearly two decades, former head coach Darryl W. Cummings, is due in court next week in connection with a $1 million lawsuit that reveals the details of a tumultuous private life that was playing […]Read More

Goodbye Atlanta, Hello Norfolk

September 21, 2011 |

Alijosa Piric takes over as Old Dominion’s Head Coach for Men’s Tennis Stephen Gowen Staff Writer You could say he was born for this job. This past week, the Mace and Crown was able to sit down with Alijosa Piric, the recently hired Old Dominion Men’s Tennis head coach, who has spent his life learning, […]Read More

A Thrilla in Manilla

September 21, 2011 |

Former ODU Tennis great hopes to bring success to his old stomping grounds Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer After 19 consecutive years of leading the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs on the tennis court, Darryl Cummings stepped down as ODU Women’s Tennis head coach after the completion of the 2010-11 season to focus on […]Read More