HOUSTON, Texas – The No. 33 nationally ranked/No. 1 seed Old Dominion men’s tennis team (17-6) defeated No. 8 seed UAB (12-10) by a 4-0 score in the Quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday afternoon.
“It was nice to get a clean 4-0 win to start the tournament,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “I think we came out with the right intensity in doubles and did a good job winning five first sets in singles after falling behind on a couple courts early. Tomorrow we will be challenged by a very good Southern Miss team. They are having a tremendous season themselves and I’m sure it will be battle we are ready for.”
With the win, ODU advances to the Semifinals on Saturday and will take on the winner of (4) Southern Miss/(5) Charlotte. This Semifinal match will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The Tennis Monarchs have claimed victory in 11 of their last 12 matches, while outscoring their opponents 48-17 during that stretch. ODU is also riding a nine-match win-streak in which the Monarchs have outscored their opponents 38-12.
Tennis Match Results UAB vs Old Dominion 4/20/2018 at Houston, Texas (George R. Brown Tennis Center) #33 Old Dominion 4, UAB 0
Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Tim Dollman (UAB) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3
#110 Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) vs. Stefan Gonzalez (UAB) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
Vincent Schneider (ODU) def. Anru Fourie (UAB) 6-3, 7-5
Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Kenton Parton (UAB) 7-5, 6-3
Nikolai Manchev (UAB) vs. Jannik Giesse (ODU) no result
Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) vs. Giovani Pasini (UAB) 3-6, 5-4, unfinished
#80 Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) vs. Tim Dollman/Stefan Gonzalez (UAB) 5-2, unfinished
Adam Moundir/Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Henry Paiste/Nikolai Manchev (UAB) 6-3
Vincent Schneider/Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Kenton Parton/Anru Fourie (UAB) 6-0
Match Notes: UAB 12-10 Old Dominion 17-6; National ranking #33 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1,4) 2018 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship First Round