Williamsburg - After a 10-day hiatus, the William and Mary men's tennis team will return to action for its final two regular season matches of the season with a Saturday, April 11, doubleheader against CAA foe Old Dominion and Norfolk State. It will be the final home matches in the careers of Tribe seniors Marwan Ramadan and Dominic Pagon. The College will open the double dip with the Monarchs at 1 p.m. followed by the match with the Spartans at 6 p.m. Both matches are slated to be played at the Busch Tennis Courts, weather permitting. With inclement weather forecasted for the Williamsburg area, the match could be moved indoors to the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.
Old Dominion is 17-10 overall on the season and has won four of its last five matches, including a 6-1 victory over CAA foe Georgia State on April 4 in its most recent match. The Monarchs are 3-1 in CAA play, including a 4-3 win over VCU in February. W&M has won three of the last four meeting with Old Dominion. When the two teams clash, the match tends to be an exciting, action-packed affair. Last season, the College won both matches with the Monarchs, rallying for a 5-2 win during the regular season in Norfolk, before tallying a 4-1 win in the CAA Tournament. The last time W&M and ODU squared off in Williamsburg, the Green and Gold pulled out a five-four marathon, 4-3.
Norfolk State is 4-6 overall on the season, including a 3-3 ledger in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Spartans are coming off a 7-0 victory over Virginia State on April 4. Last season, W&M defeated NSU, 5-2, at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.
The Tribe's senior duo of Pagon and Ramadan has helped the College to 57 dual-match wins over the last four seasons. The College earned an NCAA at-large berth in 2007, while also achieving the program's best ITA National Computerized Ranking of No. 31 during that season as well. Pagon was a first-team All-CAA choice in doubles last season and owns 54 career singles wins to go along with 43 career doubles victories. This season, he owns a singles ledger of 16-12 and a 15-11 doubles mark. Ramadan has been named the CAA Player of the Week on two occasions during his Tribe career, including on March 1, following his come-from-behind match clinching victory over Big Ten foe Northwestern. Ramadan owns 54 career singles wins and 31 doubles triumphs. This season, he has amassed nine dual-match wins in both singles and doubles.