ODU Wins Five Singles Matches in Straight Sets to Defeat Louisiana Lafayette, 5-2
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (5-2) won five of six singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory over Louisiana Lafayette (6-5) on Saturday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
“For some reason we were flat in doubles today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “Not sure if the cloudy weather caused it, but we didn’t show the same energy we had throughout the year so far. But we had an amazing response in singles. Coming out and winning every first set and winning five matches in straight sets against a good team is nice to see. I think we are ready for tomorrow and will make some adjustments for South Carolina.”
Old Dominion will welcome the No. 25 ranked team in the country, South Carolina (7-1), tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Admission to all home ODU matches is FREE.
Old Dominion: 5 Louisiana Lafayette: 2
- Moundir (ODU) def. Libaud, 6-3, 6-3
- Kijametovic (ODU) def. Fraser, 6-0, 6-1
- Kramarov def. Weindl (ODU), 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
- Schneider (ODU) def. Dolan, 6-2, 6-4
- Musitelli (ODU) def. Lago, 6-2, 7-6
- Giesse (ODU) def. Gilheany, 6-4, 6-2
- Kramarov/Lago def. Kijametovic/Musitelli (ODU), 3-6
- Schneider/Giesse (ODU) def. Gilheany/Dolan, 6-1
- Libaud/Fraser def. Wieindl/Nicolussi (ODU) 7-5
Meet No. 25 South Carolina
Head Coach Josh Goffi is currently in his seventh season as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks men’s tennis team. Under Goffi, the Gamecocks have appeared in the NCAA tournament three times (’12,’13,’14) with their best finish coming in 2014 when they made it to the second round. Goffi also won a SEC Coach of the Year award in 2013, when he led South Carolina to an 18-11 record and a final national ranking of No. 18. On top of that, Goffi has brought in two Top-3 recruiting classes (2011, 2014), coached two All-Americans (2013, 2014) and led his team to a Top-50 national ranking in each of the last five seasons. So far this season, the Gamecocks are off to a 7-1 start led by two nationally ranked players – No. 87 Francisco Cerundolo and No. 95 Yancy Dennis.