Rick Voight

No. 46 Monarchs Fall at No. 26 Harvard, 5-2

February 24, 2018
By ODU Athletics

BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 46 nationally ranked Old Dominions men’s tennis team (6-5) fell to No. 26 Harvard (10-2) by a 5-2 score on Friday at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.

ODU will next travel to Hanover, N.H. for a match against undefeated Dartmouth (12-0) on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Meet Dartmouth
This year, No. 14 Dartmouth head coach Chris Drake is in his eighth season with the Big Green. Throughout his previous seven years overseeing the program, Drake has compiled an overall record of 101-64 (61.2% wins) and one Coach of the Year Award. This season, Drake has the Big Green off to a hot start as they are undefeated through 12 games. The Big Green’s roster also boasts the No. 17 nationally ranked doubles tandem in David Horneffer and reigning Ivy League and ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year Charlie Broom. Dan Martin is the No. 101 ranked singles player in the land. Dartmouth is scheduled to host Iowa this Saturday before taking on ODU and Boston University on Sunday. 

Looking Ahead for the Monarchs
Following their matches against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, ODU will return home for a March 2 bout with Utah at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. This will be their final match before beginning the Spring Break Tournament on March 9, in Tampa, Florida. The Monarchs will return to regular action on March 16, when they face Conference USA opponent Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. That same weekend, the Monarchs are scheduled to face two more C-USA opponents in FAU and Charlotte respectively.

Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Harvard
Feb 23, 2018 at Cambridge, Mass.
(Murr Center Tennis Courts) 

No. 26 Harvard 5, No. 46 Old Dominion 2

Singles

  1. Tao, Kenny (HARV) def. Moundir, Adam (ODU) 6-1, 7-5
  2. Kijametovic, Aziz (ODU) def. Zhou, Andy (HARV) 7-5, 6-4
  3. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) def. Schneider, Vincent (ODU) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Musitelli, Francois (ODU) def. Solomon, Grant (HARV) 7-6, 6-2
  5. Wrzesinski, Robert (HARV) def. Giesse, Jannik (ODU) 6-3, 7-5
  6. Ball, Andrew (HARV) def. Jover Maestre, Javier (ODU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4

Doubles

  1. Tao, Kenny/Weber, Logan (HARV) def. Kijametovic, Aziz/Musitelli, Francois (ODU) 6-2
  2. Morrow, Christopher/Solomon, Grant (HARV) def. Moundir, Adam/Maestre, Javier (ODU) 7-5
  3. Zhou, Andy/Thirouin, Jean (HARV) vs. Giesse, Jannik/Schneider, Vincent (ODU) unfinished

Match Notes:
Old Dominion 6-5
Harvard 10-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,1,5,3,2,6)

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