Men’s tennis set for road trip to William & Mary on Sunday

at William & Mary
February 6 | 1:00 pm
Williamsburg, Va.
McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
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ELON, NC – Elon University men’s tennis returns to action on Sunday, February 6, when it travels to Williamsburg, Virginia for a 1:00 p.m. matchup with William & Mary.

GAMEDAY COVERAGE

– Sunday’s action kicks off with a doubles match at 1:00 PM at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.
– Live video of the action will be provided and can be accessed via this link.
Live stats are also available and can be found here.

THE MATCH

– Sunday afternoon marks the 13e meeting between Elon and William & Mary.
– The Phoenix is ​​currently running in the all-time series 7-5.
– In the most recent meeting between the two programs, William and Mary defeated Elon, 4-3, on May 1, 2021.
– Elon’s most recent win against the tribe came earlier last season, when the Phoenix defeated William & Mary 5-2 on March 7, 2021.
– The Phoenix has never beaten the Tribe at its home field in Williamsburg, Virginia.

SCOUTING ELON
– Elon enters this match with an overall record of 0-3 after falling during his most recent appearance against Liberty.
– In singles, the Phoenix is ​​currently led by Chung-Han Tsai and Daniel Martin, who have each had one win so far this season. Martin is 1-0 in number 5, while Tsai is 1-0 in number 6.
– The combination of Nicholas Campbell and Nicholas Condos started the year strong for Elon, with a perfect 2-0 as a duo. The tandem is 2-0 in the No. 3 doubles after taking victories against Duke and Liberty.
– Elon returned three All-CAA honors this season in Kyle Frankel (1st Team; 2nd team doubles), Camilo Ponce (2nd Team; 2nd Team Double) and Chung-Han Tsai (2nd team doubles).
– Frankel had a strong season last year as he set an overall record of 15-1 and a score of 11-1 at number 1. He also combined with Camilo Ponce to set an undefeated 8-0 record in doubles.
Camilo Ponce finished second to the team in singles wins (12) last season, while setting an 8-3 mark at the No. 3 position.
Nicholas Campbell finished the 2020-21 campaign with the team’s third-most wins in singles (10), adding an 8-4 point in doubles.
Chung-Han Tsai enters this season after finishing 8-7 in singles and 10-5 in doubles in 2020-21.
Nicholas Condos finished the 2020-21 campaign with an 8-9 singles record and an 11-7 mark in doubles.
– Elon is led by Michael Leonard, who starts his 18e season at the helm of the program in 2021-22.

SCOUTING WILLIAM & MARY
– The Tribe (1-3) wants to extend its winning streak to two after beating Longwood 7-0 in his most recent appearance.
– William & Mary is led by head coach Jeff Kader, who is in his seventh year with the program after taking over in 2015. Kader has led the team to four winning seasons in his seven years.
– George Davis leads the charge for William & Mary on the field, setting a 1-3 record for No. 1 in singles this season. George took his first win of 2022 in his most recent appearance against Longwood.
– In doubles, the combination of Joseph Brailovsky and Chen Ruo leads the tribe with a 2-1 record in the number 2 slot.
– In 2021, the tribe finished the year at number 59 nationally, the best national ranking since 2007.

LAST TIME OFF
– Elon dropped a hard-fought decision against Liberty, 4-3, on Friday, February 4.
– The combination of Nicholas Campbell and Nicholas Condos took the double point for Elon, beating Goncalo Ferreira and Josh Wilson 7-6 to go to 2-0 this season. Condos and Campbell are now 5-1 as a duo since the start of last season.
– The tandem of Chung-Han Tsai and Daniel Martin got the ball rolling for the Phoenix in doubles, beating Deji Thomas-Smith and Christiaan Worst 6-2 for the No. 1 position. The win marked the duo’s first of the season.
– Martin also took his first singles win this spring, fighting back against Thando Longwe-Smit to take a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 win in three sets. The sophomore is now 1-0 in number 5 singles.
– Tsai recorded his first singles win of the year at number 6 singles, beating Zion Heaven in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Nicholas Campbell dropped a three-set battle in No. 2 singles and fell to Rafael Silva 6-7, 6-4, 6-7 in a third set tiebreak.

THE FACES OF 2021-22
– The Phoenix welcomes seven returnees from last year’s senior squad Kyle Frankel, Camilo Ponce and Chung-Han Tsai, juniors Nicholas Campbell and Nicholas Condosand sophomore Luke Queiroz and Ben Zipay.
– Elon will have three newcomers in freshman Stephen Penagos and Joseph Dougherty, as well as the transfer to Minnesota Daniel Martin.
– Penagos joins the Phoenix of Laurel Springs High School, where he achieved a top-300 ITF ranking.
– Dougherty comes to Elon from the North Carolina Cyber ​​Academy, where he achieved a top 200 national ranking (18) and was considered a 4-star player at Tennis Recruiting.
– Martin joins Elon of the University of Minnesota, where he scored 8-8 in singles last season.

AVAILABLE SOON
– Elon heads this way for a Sunday afternoon matchup with William & Mary on February 6.
– After that game, Elon will remain en route for a February 17 game against Longwood.
– The Phoenix then returns home for three consecutive games at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center against Campbell (February 19), North Carolina A&T (February 22) and Gardner-Webb (February 26), respectively.

–ELON–

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