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VAN DER MERWE NAMED ALL-AMERICAN

Old Dominion University senior Izak van der Merwe was named an All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Van der Merwe finished the season ranked 24th in the final ITA Poll, posting a 27-12 singles record. He earned his second-straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year honor, reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament and the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Tournament this year.

The South African native concluded his Monarch career with a 100-39 singles record, placing him second all-time in ODU men's tennis history books. He also holds the school's all-time doubles record (92-45) and all-time career wins with 192-84.

Van der Merwe will begin his professional tennis career by playing in the Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge.

This article was posted on: June 10, 2005

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