Elon Set For Road Trip To JMU On Tuesday

at James Madison
April 5 | 1 pm
Elon, NC
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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.

GAMEDAY COVERAGE

– 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.

THE MATCHUP

– 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.

SCOUTING ELON
– 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 Leonardwho 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 FrankelCamilo 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.

COMING SOON
– 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.

–ELON–

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