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Monarchs Dominate Monmouth (7-0) and Morgan State (7-0) on Opening Day

January 13, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (2-0) defeated Monmouth by a 7-0 score and then Morgan State by a 7-0 score to kick-off the 2018 spring season on Saturday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

“We played two quality opponents today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “I’m very proud of our guys focusing the entire day and not losing a single match. The sets we lost were due to our opponents stepping up and playing well. All the credit to Monmouth and Morgan State for competing and executing in those moments. It was great getting two matches in to start the season and now we have to recover and prepare for a Top 25 team on the road in Columbia.”

The Tennis Monarchs will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 20, when ODU visits No. 23 Columbia for a 1:00 p.m. start, before traveling to Philadelphia, Pa. for a Sunday, Jan. 21 showdown at UPenn at 12:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Monmouth vs. Old Dominion
Jan 13, 2018 in Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 7, Monmouth 0

Singles Competition
1. Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Nicola Pipoli (MON) 6:0, 3:6, 6:3
2. Aziz Kijametovic (OUD) def. Max Benaim (MON) 6:7, 6:0, 10:2
3. Vincent Schneider (ODU) def. Alberto Guiffrida (MON) 6:1, 6:2
4. Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Sergio Martinez (MON) 6:0, 6:1
5. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Will Cooke Wharton (MON) 7:5, 6:3
6. Javier Maestre (ODU) def. Ole Gettler (MON) 6;2, 6:1

Doubles Competition
1. #22 Kijametovic/Musitelli (ODU) def. Pipoli/Guiffrida (MON) 6:4
2. Moundir/Nicolussi (ODU) def. Martinez/Cooke Wharton (MON) 6:1 
3. Schneider/Giesse (ODU) def. Benaim/Gettler (MON) 6:1

Match Notes:
Monmouth 0-1 Old Dominion 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2*,1); Singles (4,1,3*,5,2,6)

Tennis Match Results
Morgan State vs. Old Dominion
Jan 13, 2018 in Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 7, Morgan State 0

Singles Competition
1. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Arjun Ramakrishnan (MSU) 6:4, 6:0
2. Vincent Schneider (ODU) def. Lucas Krusinki (MSU) 6:7, 6:4, 6:3
3. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) def. Sebastian Lopez (MSU) 6:2, 1:6, 6:4
4. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Oguzhan Ceylan (MSU) 6:3, 6:2
5. Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Nihit Rawal (MSU) 6:1, 6:0
6. Javier Maestre (ODU) def. Shrey Gupta (MSU) 6:1, 6:3

Doubles Competition
1. Moundir/Maestre (ODU) def. Ceylan/Gupta (MSU) 6:4
2. Schneider/Nicolussi (ODU) def. Krusinki/Lopez (MSU)6:3
3. Musitelli/Giesse (ODU) def. Ramakrishnan/Rawal (MSU) 6:1

Match Notes:
Morgan State 0-1 Old Dominion 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2*,1); Singles (4,1,3*,5,2,6)

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