Monarchs Fall at South Carolina, 4-1
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (7-2) fell to South Carolina (5-1) by a 4-1 score on Friday afternoon. Javier Jover Maestre claimed ODU’s only point with a straight set victory over Andrew Schafer (6-3, 6-1).
“We had our backs against the wall all day today,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “I'm very proud how we never gave up and kept fighting. We put ourselves in the position to win, but at the end it was too much to overcome. The bottom line is that you can't fall behind like this against a quality team like South Carolina. I'm excited to see how we bounce back against Clemson. It's another great opportunity for us in a tough environment and if we keep battling like today we will have a good chance to bounce back.”
Old Dominion will be back in action at Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.
1. #121 Gabriel Friedrich (SC) def. #18 Adam Moundir (ODU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Harrison O'Keefe (SC) def. Michael Weindl (ODU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. #107 Thomas Mayronne (SC) vs. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) Unfinished
4. #110 Yancy Dennis (SC) def. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) Unfinished5. Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Andrew Schafer (SC) 6-3, 6-1
6. Alex Fennell (SC) def. Justin Herrera (ODU) 6-0, 6-1
1. Sam Swank/Alex Fennell (SC) vs. Adam Moundir/Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) Unfinished
2. Yancy Dennis/Harrison O’Keefe (SC) def. Jose Nunez Navarro/Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) 6-0
3. Paul Jubb/Gabriel Friedrich (SC) def. Javier Jover Maestre/Michael Weindl (ODU) 6-4
The Clemson Tigers have started off the season with a 7-1 record, winning their first seven matches before falling to Alabama in their last match. They started off the season with a close win against Georgia Southern 4-3, followed by convincing wins against the Citadel 6-1, Winthrop 4-0, Davidson 6-1 and Wofford 7-0. The Tigers picked up a 4-3 victory against Michigan State, before defeating Presbyterian College 4-0. Clemson’s win streak was snapped in Tuscaloosa, losing to Alabama 5-2.
Alex Favrot – Junior, No. 1 spot, 4-2
Daffra Sanon – Senior, No. 2 spot, 6-2
Ranked No. 123 in Preseason ITA Poll, dropped out of rankings this past week.
Robert Dudley – Senior, No. 3 spot, 7-1
No. 1 Alex Favrot/ Sam Edwards, 5-2
No. 2 Robert Dudley/Carlos Kelaidis, 5-3
No. 3 Daffra Sanon/Christian Harris, 6-1
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