The Tennis Monarchs will return home for their next two matches, beginning on Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET, when ODU welcomes DePaul. Then on Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Old Dominion will square-off against VCU. Both matches will be held at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center and admission for all is free.
Old Dominion will return to the courts on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET, when the Monarchs face Tulane (4-10) at 2:00 p.m. ET in New Orleans, La.
Both Aziz Kijametovic and Francois Musitelli took down nationally ranked opponents in singles action. Jannik Giesse and Luca Maldoner also handled business in their singles matches.
The No. 47 nationally ranked Old Dominion men's tennis team (6-5) will complete the last leg of what will ultimately be a five-match road swing with three matches this week, beginning on Tuesday, March 12 at SMU (9-8) for a 5:30 p.m. ET start in Dallas, Texas. On Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET, the Monarchs will square-off against No. 24 LSU (12-4) in Baton Rouge, La. Finally, on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET, ODU will face No. 42 Tulane (4-10) at 2:00 p.m. ET in New Orleans, La.
Saturday marked the third nationally ranked opponent in the past five matches for the Monarchs (also played at No. 21 N.C. State and vs. No. 23 Penn).
The No. 40 nationally ranked Old Dominion tennis team (6-4) fell to Utah (11-3) by a 4-0 score on Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Utes are now 9-0 at home so far this season.
The No. 40 nationally ranked Old Dominion tennis team (6-3) will hit the road for a pair of matches, beginning on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. ET, when the Monarchs take on Utah (10-3) in Salt Lake City. Then on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET, ODU will get another stab at No. 26 BYU (10-2) in Provo.
Francois Musitelli (Dijon, France) was named the Conference USA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday afternoon, as announced by league officials. The awards marks the second in a matter of four weeks for ODU (Aziz Kijametovic on Feb. 6).
"This was another great win to finish this weekend," explained ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. "We came out focused and kept the momentum from yesterday going. We are looking forward to keep it going even more for our road trip to Utah to play two more quality teams."
The Old Dominion men's tennis team (5-3) took down No. 23 nationally ranked Penn (9-2) by a 4-1 score on Saturday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. The Monarchs clinched the victory with a 4-1 score.
The Old Dominion men's tennis team (4-3) will host No. 23 nationally ranked Penn (9-1) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m. Then on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m., ODU will welcome Yale (3-3). Both matches will take place at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center and admission for all is free.
After dropping the first set, Luca Maldoner picked up a point for ODU on Court No. 6, defeating Georgiy Malyshev 3-6, 7-5, 1-0.