NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (1-0) started the 2019 spring season with a 5-2 victory over Temple (0-1) on Friday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
“We talked a lot about character in the fall and leading up to this match and we showed it today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “After a very poor doubles point, the guys came out focused in singles and bounced back. It’s not easy to win in straight sets on five courts against a good team. We have a lot of respect for Temple, they have a deep line up from 1-6 and competed very hard. I’m very glad our young guys got their first dual match experience under the belt, which will help us for a long season.”
On Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11:00 a.m., ODU will welcome South Carolina State to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Admission for all is free.
Tennis Match Results Temple vs Old Dominion Jan 18, 2019 at Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Old Dominion 5, Temple 2
Singles competition 1. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Uladimir Dorash (TEMPLE) 7-5, 6-3 2. Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Juan Arazoz (TEMPLE) 6-1, 7-6 3. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Alberto Casas (TEMPLE) 6-2, 6-4 4. Nicola Vidal (ODU) def. Paolo Cucalon (TEMPLE) 6-1, 6-4 5. Mark Wallner (TEMPLE) def. Federico Rebecchini (ODU) 7-5, 6-3 6. Oliver Tobisch (ODU) def. Francisco Biscoveanu (TEMPLE) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. Alberto Casas/Mark Wallner (TEMPLE) def. Nicola Vidal/Federico Rebecchini (ODU) 6-3 2. Paolo Cucalon/Uladimir Dorash (TEMPLE) def. Jannik Giesse/Luca Maldoner (ODU) 6-1 3. Aziz Kijametovic/Oliver Tobisch (ODU) def. Juan Arazoz/Francisco Biscoveanu (TEMPLE) 7-6
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,4,3,2,1,5) A-112