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Men's Tennis Takes Down South Carolina State, 5-2

January 20, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (2-0) defeated South Carolina State (0-2) by a 5-2 score on Sunday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

“I was glad to see our response in doubles today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “We came out with more energy and executed better. I was very proud of our January newcomers Nicola and Federico in closing out the doubles point. They had match point on serve at 5:4, but got broken and didn’t allow that to throw them off. They broke back right away and served it out at 6:5.”

“In singles, we had another focused performance on many courts,” Mueller continued. “On others, we weren’t able to find a Plan B today. We will get back Tuesday to work on our base some more, because we have a tough weekend is ahead of us.”

Old Dominion will return to action on Friday, Jan. 25, when the Monarchs travel to Winston-Salem to take on Memphis at 2:00 p.m. ET as part of the ITA National Kick-Off weekend.

Tennis Match Results
South Carolina State vs Old Dominion
Jan 20, 2019 in Norfolk, Va. 
(Folkes Stevens Tennis)
Old Dominion 5, South Carolina State 2

Singles competition
1. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Aleksa Daskalovic (SCS) 6-2, 6-1
2. Nicola Vidal (ODU) def. Juan Ramirez (SCS) 6-1, 7-6
3. Marcelo Rodriguez (SCS) def. Oliver Tobisch (ODU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
4. Federico Rebecchini (ODU) def. Gorgun (SCS) 6-3, 6-1
5. Ben Ali (SCS) def. Luca Maldoner (ODU) 7-6, 7-5
6. Justin Herrera (ODU) def. Bontifacio (SCS) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (12-10)

Doubles competition
1. Aleksa Daskalovic/Juan Ramirez (SCS) def. Jannik Giesse/Luca Maldoner (ODU) 6-3
2. Federico Rebecchini/Nicola Vidal (ODU) def. Marcelo Rodriguez/Gorgun (SCS) 7-5
3. Oliver Tobisch/Justin Herrera (ODU) def. Ben Ali/Bontifacio (SCS) 6-1

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

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