|at James Madison|
|April 5 | 1 pm|
ELON, NC – Elon University men’s tennis returns to action on Tuesday, April 5, when it travels to Harrisonburg, Va. for a 1 pm matchup with James Madison at Hillside Courts.
– Tuesday’s action will get underway with doubles play at 1 pm with singles to follow shortly after.
– Live stats are available and can be found using this link.
– Tuesday afternoon marks the seventh meeting between Elon and James Madison.
– Elon currently leads the all-time series 6-0.
– In the most recent matchup between the two programs, Elon defeated JMU, 7-0, on April 23, 2021.
– The Phoenix currently holds a 4-0 mark at home and a 2-0 mark on the road in the series.
– The last time the two programs met in Harrisonburg, Elon outlasted JMU, 4-3, on April 6, 2018.
– Elon enters this contest with an 11-6 overall record after defeating Methodist, 7-0, in its most recent outing.
† Daniel Martin is leading the way for Elon in singles play, as the sophomore has a 12-3 overall record, including a 3-1 tally in No. 2 singles and an 8-0 mark in the No. 3 lock. Martin has also combined with Chung-Han Tsai to pick up the most doubles wins on the team with 11.
† Nicholas Campbell and Kyle Frankel are tied for second on the team in singles victories with nine apiece. Campbell sits at 6-4 in the No. 2 spot and has won eight of his last nine matches. Frankel is 9-8 overall and is on a three-match winning streak.
† Ben Zipay and Camilo Ponce are tied for third in singles wins, racking up seven respectively. Zipay is 1-0 in No. 4 singles and has won six of his last eight contests, while Ponce won his third straight match to move to 7-6 overall with a 1-0 mark in the No. 2 position.
† Chung-Han Tsai sits at fourth on the team with six singles wins. Tsai is 4-1 in the No. 6 position and has won each of his last five outs.
† Nicholas Condos has the fifth most singles wins on the team this season with four. Condos holds a 2-2 mark in No. 4 singles and has won two of his last three matches.
† Luke Queiroz is the lone Phoenix who remains undefeated in singles play, as the sophomore sits at 1-0 this season.
† Joseph Dougherty and Esteban Penagos round out the singles wins for the Phoenix as the two freshmen each have one victory this season and in their collegiate career thus far.
– The combination of Nicholas Campbell and Nicholas Condos has started the year off strong for Elon, posting a 6-3 mark as a duo. The tandem is 5-2 in the No. 3 doubles slot after earning wins against Duke, Liberty, Campbell, Gardner-Webb and Furman.
– The tandem of Kyle Frankel and Ben Zipay has found its rhythm in doubles play, as the duo holds a 5-2 mark overall and in the No. 2 position.
– The pairing of Kyle Frankel and Camilo Ponce is fourth on the team in doubles victories with four overall. After a slow start to the season, the combo has won each of its last three matches.
– The tandems of Condos/Queiroz, Zipay/Queiroz and Dougherty/Zipay round out the wins in doubles play for the Phoenix with each pair holding one this year.
– The duo of Chung-Han Tsai and Daniel Martin was named CAA Doubles Team of the Week on March 2, after winning both of their matches last week against North Carolina A&T and Gardner-Webb. Tsai and Martin are leading the team with five doubles wins and hold a 5-2 mark overall this year.
– Elon returned three All-CAA honorees this season in Kyle Frankel (1st Team; 2nd team doubles), Camilo Ponce (2nd Team; 2nd Team Doubles) and Chung-Han Tsai (2nd Team Doubles).
– Elon is led by Michael Leonard† who will start his 18th season at the helm of the program in 2021-22. Leonard has won conference Coach of the Year honors seven times, including most recently being named CAA Coach of the Year in 2019.
SCOUTING JAMES MADISON
– JMU holds a 12-4 overall record after defeating Navy, 5-2, in its most recent outing.
– The Dukes are led by Steve Secord who is in his 30th season at the helm of the program. Secord previously played at JMU where he was a team captain and most valuable player.
– Holden Koons is leading the way for JMU on the court, as he holds a staggering 15-1 record in the No. 1 slot and overall in dual match play.
– In doubles play, the combination of Koons and Youssef Sadek holds the top mark, as the duo sits at 10-4 overall and 9-4 in the No. 1 position.
LAST TIME OUT
– Elon won its third consecutive match on Saturday, April 2, defeating Norfolk State and Methodist, 7-0 respectively, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.
† Daniel Martin led the charge for Elon in singles play, making quick work of Norfolk State’s Ibrahim Abbas 6-0, 6-0 and Methodist’s Quinn McNamara 6-1, 6-2 in straight sets.
† Kyle Frankel also picked up two wins on the day, taking down Norfolk State’s Federico Rebecchini 6-2, 6-3 to open the day before outlasting Methodist’s Jordan Theron 6-3, 6-2 in No. 1 singles.
† Nicholas Condos clinched the match against Norfolk State, sweeping Roosevelt Brown 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 position.
† Chung-Han Tsai secured the second win of the day for Elon, defeating Luke Laney of Methodist 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3 singles. In the first match of the afternoon, Tsai earned a win by default in the No. 6 position.
† Camilo Ponce continued his strong play of late, outlasting Hugo Lena 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2.
† Luke Queiroz logged his first singles win of the season against Methodist, taking down Brent Edwards 6-0, 6-1 in No. 5 singles.
† Joseph Dougherty earned his first collegiate singles victory versus Methodist, sweeping Jaben Hardin 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 6 spot.
† Ben Zipay posted his seventh victory of the season, taking home a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Methodist’s AJ Rogers.
† Nicholas Campbell’s win by default in the no. 5 position of the match against Norfolk State rounded out the singles victories for the Phoenix and moved him to 9-7 on the year.
– The combination of Martin and Tsai led the charge for Elon in doubles play, making quick work of Norfolk State’s Rebecchini and Lena 6-0 in the No. 1 slot to clinch the doubles point. The combo then clinched the doubles point against Methodist’s Theron and McNamara 6-3 in the afternoon.
– The duo of Zipay and Dougherty got the ball rolling in doubles against Norfolk State, sweeping Abbas and Brown 6-0 in the No. 2 spot.
Frankel and Ponce won their doubles match by default against Norfolk State.
– The tandem of Zipay and Frankel completed the doubles sweep of Methodist, outlasting Laney and Murray 6-3 in the No. 2 position.
– Condos and Queiroz rounded out the doubles wins for the Phoenix on the day with a 6-0 sweep of Bitzberger and Rogers in the No. 3 position.
THE FACES OF 2021-22
– The Phoenix welcomes back seven returners from last year’s squad in seniors Kyle Frankel† Camilo Ponce and Chung-Han Tsaijuniors Nicholas Campbell and Nicholas Condosand sophomores Luke Queiroz and Ben Zipay†
– Elon will feature three newcomers in freshmen Esteban Penagos and Joseph Doughertyas well as Minnesota transfer Daniel Martin†
– Penagos joins the Phoenix from Laurel Springs High School, where he earned a top-300 ITF ranking.
– Dougherty comes to Elon from North Carolina Cyber Academy where he garnered a top-200 national ranking (18s) and was considered a 4-Star Player on Tennis Recruiting.
– Martin joins Elon from the University of Minnesota where he posted an 8-8 mark in singles play last season.
– Elon then returns home for back-to-back contests at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center against VCU (April 8) and Radford (April 13 – Senior Day) respectively.
– The Phoenix rounds out the regular season on Thursday, April 14, when it heads to Greensboro, NC for a battle with UNCG.
– Elon will then prepare to host the 2022 CAA Tournament set to begin on Friday, April 22, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.