Rick Voight

Monarchs Fall to No. 25 South Carolina, 6-1

February 11, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (4-2) fell to No. 25 nationally ranked South Carolina (9-2) by a 6-1 score on Sunday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

“Our doubles didn’t look good all weekend,” explained ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “We’ve got to work on that before our next match. I was actually pleased with our level of play in singles, but we didn’t execute in critical moments, which is essential in matches against top teams. We have a brutal stretch ahead of us, so there’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We will come back stronger next Friday.”

In No. 2 singles, ODU’s Aziz Kijametovic took down Paul Jubb in straight sets (6-4, 6-4).

The Monarchs will remain at home for their next match, as they take on N.C. State on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST. After that match, Old Dominion will be back in action for a double header against Richmond and Howard respectively on Sunday, Feb. 18. The Monarchs will then hit the road for a match against Harvard on Feb. 23 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Match Results
No. 25 South Carolina: 6   Old Dominion: 1

Doubles

  1. Friedrich/Dennis def. Kijametovic/Musitelli (ODU) 6-3
  2. Moundir/Jover Maestre (ODU) dnf. Jubb/Mayronne 5-5, unfinished
  3. O’Keefe/Benton def. Schneider/Gisse (ODU) 7-5 

Singles

  1. Friedrich def. Moundir (ODU) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Kijametovic (ODU) def. Jubb 6-4, 6-4
  3. No. 95 Dennis def. Weindl (ODU) 7-6, 6-3
  4. Mayronne def. Schneider (ODU) 7-6, 7-5
  5. O’Keefe def. Musitelli (ODU) 6-4, 6-7, 7-5
  6. Benton def. Giesse (ODU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1, 3*
Singles: 1, 3, 2, 4*, 6, 5

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