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NORFOLK, Va. – No. 56 Carlos Lopez Villa moves to 13-1 on the season, but the Tennis Monarchs lost a tough match against No. 59 Cornell at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Monarchs drop to 9-5 on the year, while No. 59 Cornell improves to 8-5 with their third straight win.

In singles, No. 56 Carlos Lopez Villa continued his winning ways with a convincing win over Sam Fleck (6-3, 6-2). Lopez Villa was the only Monarch to win a match, but Jonas Kuwert and Zvonimir Podvinkski were both in their third sets when the match was called with the clinch rule.

The Monarchs were unable to hold off the Big Red’s double’s teams, as they dropped two matches and gave up the doubles point. The team of Zvoninmir Podvinski and Koen Wiggemans were winning their match in a tiebreaker against Jason Luu and Colin Sinclair (7-7(5-1)), when the clinch rule was put into effect.

Final Score Cornell 4 Old Dominion 1
1. No. 56 Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) d. Sam Fleck (CU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Stefan Vinti (CU) d. Dante Terenzio (ODU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Bernardo Casares Rosa (CU) dnf. Jonas Kuwert (ODU) 6-7(3-7), 6-1, 3-0
4. Alex Sidney (CU) dnf. Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) 0-6, 6-3, 2-1
5. Jason Luu (CU) d. Koen Wiggemans (ODU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Chris Vrabel (CU) d. Abdoulaye Camara (ODU) 6-3, 6-1

1. Sam Fleck/Chris Vrabel (CU) d. Jonas Kuwert/Dante Terenzio (ODU) 8-5
2. Zvonimir Podvinski/Koen Wiggemans (ODU) dnf. Jason Luu/Colin Sinclair (CU) 7-7(5-1)
3. Bernardo Casares Rosa/Alex Sidney (CU) d. Carlos Lopez Villa/Darragh Glavin (ODU) 8-3

Next Up for the Tennis Monarchs
Old Dominion will return to action next weekend in Charleston, S.C., where they will take on The Citadel on Saturday, March 15.

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