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Phoenix remain winless after loss to Old Dominion 


The Elon Men’s Tennis team fell to Old Dominion University 7-0 on Saturday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va. This brings the 66th ranked Phoenix record to 0-5 so far this season and the ODU Monarchs to a perfect 4-0 in match play.

Starting out the day was doubles, with the first win by the Elon team of Brian Kowalski and Stefan Fortmann, with a 7-6 win. This being their first win of the season at the number one position. Number two seed Juan Madrid and partner Robert Lindgren lost in a tiebreak against ODU’s Carlos Lopez Villa and Theophile Lanthiez.

Moving onto singles, Lindgren took ODU’s Michael Weindl to a tiebreaker in the second set but ultimately lost the No. 3 match 0-6, 6-7(3-7). Fortmann battled hard in a tough No. 1 matchup against 43rd-ranked Carlos Lopez Villa, losing 0-6, 1-6.

Elon’s Juan Madrid split two sets with Zvonimir Podvinski in No. 6 singles, dropping the match in a 10-5 tiebreaker.

The Phoenix will play at Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, Feb. 8 and return home to face Campbell on Wednesday, Feb. 11.


About the author: Brianna Ek

Brianna is a senior from Southern Pines, NC. She is a Watson Odyssey Scholar, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in French and Asian Studies. Brianna is Sports Anchor for ELN and Executive Producer of ELN Radio. She interned at Tennis Channel and ESPN in Los Angeles. She loves to be to travel, paint, and play tennis. Follow her on Twitter @BriannaMarieEk

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