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Men's Tennis Drops 4-2 Match Against BYU in ITA Kickoff

January 26, 2019
By ODU Athletics

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – The Old Dominion men’s tennis (2-2) fell to BYU (4-2) by a 4-2 score on Saturday afternoon at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. 

After dropping the doubles point, ODU’s Jannik Giesse made quick work out of Sam Tullis in No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-2) to tie the match at 1-1.

Aziz Kijametovic gave Old Dominion a 2-1 lead after downing BYU’s Sean Hill in No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-4); however, the Cougars would ultimately win on courts 2, 5 and 6 to seal the deal on a 4-2 victory on Saturday on the campus of Wake Forest.

Old Dominion will return home to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center for its next match on Friday, Feb. 1, when the Monarchs welcome Princeton for 1:00 p.m. start. Admission for all is free.  

Tennis Match Results
BYU vs Old Dominion
1/26/2019 at Winston-Salem, N.C.
(WF Indoor Tennis Center)

BYU 4, Old Dominion 2 

Singles competition
1. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Sean Hill (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) def. #74 Francois Musitelli (ODU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Sam Tullis (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Nicola Vidal (ODU) vs. Mateo Vereau (BYU) 6-4, 3-6, 4-4, unfinished
5. Ben Gajardo (BYU) def. Federico Rebecchini (ODU) 6-3, 7-5
6. Matthew Pearce (BYU) def. Oliver Tobisch (ODU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #19 Sean Hill/Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) def. #21 Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) 6-3
2. Sam Tullis/Ben Gajardo (BYU) def. Luca Maldoner/Jannik Giesse (ODU) 6-3
3. Nicola Vidal/Oliver Tobisch (ODU) vs. Matthew Pearce/Mateo Vereau (BYU) 3-5, unfinished 

Match Notes:
BYU 4-2
Old Dominion 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,1,5,6,2)
T-2:20