HOUSTON, Texas – The No. 33 nationally ranked/No. 1 seed Old Dominion men’s tennis team (18-6) defeated No. 4 seed Southern Miss (19-4) by a 4-0 score in the Semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, ODU advances to the Championship on Sunday and will take on the No. 3 seed Florida Atlantic. The Championship match will begin at noon EST.
Sunday marks the third consecutive season that Old Dominion has advanced to the Conference USA Championship match.
“It was a very hard fought match,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “Southern Miss brought it all and really put us against the ropes in the first sets. We were resilient and won some sets we were down. Now we can shift our focus to the final. It’s the third final in a row and we are well prepared and excited to finally win it all. We can’t wait to compete tomorrow.”
The Tennis Monarchs have claimed victory in 12 of their last 13 matches, while outscoring their opponents 52-17 during that stretch. ODU is also riding a 10-match win-streak in which the Monarchs have outscored their opponents 42-12.
Tennis Match Results Southern Miss vs Old Dominion 4/21/2018 at Houston, Texas (George R. Brown Tennis Center) #33 Old Dominion 4, Southern Miss 0
Adam Moundir (ODU) vs. Ronit Bisht (USM) 7-6 (7-0), 5-3, unfinished
#110 Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) vs. Tom Cecchetto (USM) 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
Vincent Schneider (ODU) def. Teeradon Tortrakul (USM) 6-2, 6-0