Mueller was named the 2018 Conference USA Coach of the Year after winning the C-USA Tournament in dominating fashion (won all three matches 4-0). The conference title was the first for the school since 1994. Mueller and the Monarchs earned the school’s second ever bid to the NCAA Tournament, with the first occurring in 2007.
During the 2018 spring season, Mueller’s program climbed as high as No. 25 in the national rankings after taking down No. 14 Dartmouth (4-1) and No. 24 Utah (4-0). Old Dominion entered the NCAA Tournament with a 19-6 overall record and went a perfect 6-0 against C-USA opponents.
The Tennis Monarchs ended the year claiming victory in 13 of their last 15 matches, while outscoring their opponents 57-21 during that stretch. ODU also rode an 11-match win-streak into the NCAA Tourney, in which the Monarchs outscored their opponents 46-12.
Aziz Kijametovic, who earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Singles Tournament, was named Conference USA Player of the Year. Vincent Schneider was named Newcomer of the Year and Outstanding Singles Player of the C-USA Championship, as well as Outstanding Doubles Team of the C-USA Championship with teammate Jannik Geisse.
Kijametovic and Adam Moundir garnered Singles First Team All-Conference honors, while Schneider and Francois Musitelli were named to the Second Team. In doubles, Kijametovic and Musitelli earned First Team recognition, while Moundir and Javier Jover Maestre were placed on the Second Team.
In 2017, Mueller’s Monarchs earned a No. 2 seed in the Conference USA Tournament and made it all the way to the Championship match before falling to Rice in heartbreaking fashion, 4-3.
Old Dominion achieved a Top 25 national ranking in February after picking up road wins against ACC foes NC State and Clemson. The Monarchs also picked up four wins over conference champions and had three different five match win streaks. Mueller’s squad never lost back-to-back matches and compiled seven true road wins on the season.
Adam Moundir established himself as one of the best college tennis players in the country, as his list of accomplishments shows: first ODU tennis player to qualify for the NCAA tournament since 2009, claimed season high ranking of No. 18, ranked with two different doubles partners (Javier Maestre and Jacob Nicolussi), named Conference USA Player of the Year for a second consecutive year, named Most Outstanding Singles and Doubles Player (with partner Javier Maestre) at the Conference USA tournament and he was named ITA Player to Watch for the Atlantic region.
Conference USA honored multiple Monarchs for their on-court success, as Moundir and Weindl were named All-Conference Singles First Team, as well as Moundir and Jover Maestre in doubles. Jover Maestre received Second Team honors for singles.
The Monarch Tennis team also succeeded in the classroom with a team GPA over 3.2, the Monarchs were one of the elite ITA All-Academic Teams in the country. Adam Moundir was also honored on the C-USA All-Academic Team.
Old Dominion University and Dr. Wood Selig hired Dominik Mueller as the Monarchs’ men’s tennis head coach on July 29, 2016. Prior to taking the job in Norfolk, Mueller was an assistant coach at Baylor for five seasons.
“The committee was impressed with his body of work as a student-athlete and a coach,” Senior Associate Athletic Director Bruce Stewart stated. “Dominik has been categorized as a “player’s coach” and comes from a winning tradition at Baylor. He has been a proficient recruiter while maintaining a solid reputation for developing student-athletes.”
In 2016, he helped lead the Bears to a final ranking of No. 32. In 2015, Baylor advanced to the NCAA semifinals with a 25-6 mark and finished the year with a final ranking of No. 3. The Bears won the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles in 2014, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals and finishing with a final ranking of No. 6.
Mueller was a part of four Big 12 regular season championships as a coach and recruited and coached seven All-Americans.
Baylor’s all-time winningest singles player with 96 dual match victories, Mueller was the 2008 Baylor male Academic Student-Athlete of the Year and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2010.