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No. 36 ODU Set to Face Drake for Last Regular Season Road Match

April 05, 2018
By ODU Athletics

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 36 nationally ranked Old Dominion men’s tennis team (14-6) will face off against Drake (12-12) on Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. EST at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. This will be the last regular season road match of the year for ODU.

The Tennis Monarchs have claimed victory in eight of their last nine matches, while outscoring their opponents 36-11 during that stretch. ODU is also riding a six-match win-streak in which the Monarchs have outscored their opponents 26-6.

Inside the Numbers for ODU
The Monarchs have an overall singles record of 70-30 and a doubles record of 29-24. Below is a recap of the success ODU has already had so far this season.

Singles
Jannik Giesse: 13-2        
Aziz Kijametovic: 13-3 (ranked No. 89 nationally)
Vincent Schneider: 12-4
Francois Musitelli: 11-3
Adam Moundir: 10-6

Doubles
Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli: 6-5 (ranked No. 73 nationally)
Javier Jover Maestre/Adam Moundir: 5-4
Jacob Nicolussi/Michael Weindl: 4-2
Jannik Giesse/Vincent Schneider: 4-3
Jannik Giesse/Francois Musitelli: 1-0    
Adam Moundir/Jacob Nicolussi: 1-0    
Jannik Giesse/Jacob Nicolussi: 1-0
Javier Jover Maestre/Francois Musitelli: 1-0

Meet Drake
Head coach Davidson Kozlowski is in the midst of his fifth season at the helm of Drake’s men’s tennis program with a 12-12 overall record. The Bulldogs are 9-2 when playing at home so far this season.

In the 2016 season, Kozlowski guided his young squad against one of the toughest schedules in program history, as they faced off against 17 nationally ranked teams. They finished the season ranked at No. 49 with a 17-12 record with their two most impressive wins coming against then-ranked No. 23 Minnesota and No. 26 Oregon. In his first three seasons as head coach, he directed Drake to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments. Doubles tandem Gillespie and Barny Thorold were nationally earlier in the season.

Looking Ahead for the Monarchs
After the Monarchs take on Drake in their last regular season road match, they will come back to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center to host William & Mary on Sunday, April 15. This will mark Senior Day and conclude ODU’s regular season. Old Dominion will then travel to Houston, Texas to play in the Conference USA Tournament starting on April 20.

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