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No. 36 ODU Wins Seventh Straight After 4-3 Win at Drake

April 07, 2018
By ODU Athletics

DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 36 nationally ranked Old Dominion men’s tennis team (15-6) defeated Drake (12-13) by a 4-3 score on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Saturday marked the regular season road finale for ODU.

“We saw some heroic efforts today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “We were down a set and a break and down match point in two of the singles matches we won. No matter how hard Drake pushed us in a corner, our guys responded and found a way to come back. Our doubles play has been stronger as well over the past two weeks.“

The Tennis Monarchs have claimed victory in nine of their last 10 matches, while outscoring their opponents 40-14 during that stretch. ODU is also riding a seven-match win-streak in which the Monarchs have outscored their opponents 30-9.

Old Dominion will come back to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center to host William & Mary on Sunday, April 15. This will mark Senior Day and conclude ODU’s regular season. The Monarchs will then travel to Houston, Texas to play in the Conference USA Tournament starting on April 20.

“I’m very excited to honor this amazing senior class next week against William & Mary,” Mueller concluded. “They are having a great season themselves, so it’s going to be a great finish at home to our regular season.”

Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Drake
Apr 07, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa
(Roger Knapp Tennis Center)
#36 Old Dominion 4, Drake 3

Singles competition

  1. Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
  2. Barny Thorold (DU) def. #89 Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
  3. Vincent Schneider (ODU) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 (7-5)
  4. Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-3, 7-5
  5. Ben Wood (DU) def. Jannik Giesse (ODU) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
  6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. #73 Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-4
  2. Adam Moundir/Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Finley Hall/Ben Clark (DU) 7-5
  3. Tom Hands/Ben Wood (DU) def. Michael Weindl/Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) 6-3

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

 

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