Monarchs Fall at No. 1 Wake Forest, 4-0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The ODU men’s tennis team (3-2) fell to the No. 1 nationally ranked team Wake Forest (3-0) by a 4-0 score on Friday night at the Wake Forest Tennis Center, as part of the 2018 ITA Kick-Off.
“Margins are tiny when you play the best team in the country,” explained ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “We had two match points to win the doubles point and let another set point slide by in singles. We can see that we are not far away, but being close is not satisfying. Tomorrow we are playing the defending West Coast Conference regular season champion and I can’t wait to see how we make those improvements tomorrow.”
ODU will be right back in action tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. against Vanderbilt/Portland.
Head coach Aaron Gross is in the midst of his 21st season at the helm of the program. Last year, Gross led Portland to its first ever WCC title. Gross earned the 2017 WCC Coach of the Year award and the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Coach of the Year recognition after leading his team to an 18-3 overall record. Michail Pervolarakis is ranked at No. 18 in singles according to the ITA National Rankings. Portland also had a duo make the All-WCC First Team in doubles team in players Michail Pervolarakis and Mathieu Garcia.
Looking Ahead - Home Sweet Home
Following the ITA National Kick-Off, ODU will host five straight home matches at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
Old Dominion vs Wake Forest
Jan 26, 2018 at Winston-Salem, N.C.
(Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
#1 Wake Forest 4, Old Dominion 0
- Borna Gojo (WF) vs. Adam Moundir (ODU) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished
- #4 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) 6-1, 6-3
- #15 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Vincent Schneider (ODU) 6-3, 6-4
- Rrezart Cungu (WF) vs. Francois Musitelli (ODU) 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
- #88 Bar Botzer (WF) def. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
- Julian Zlobinsky (WF) vs. Jannik Giesse (ODU) 7-6 (10-8), 2-1, unfinished
- Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #22 Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) 7-6 (8-6)
- Adam Moundir/Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Borna Gojo/Ian Dempster (WF) 6-2
- Bar Botzer/Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Jannik Giesse/Vincent Schneider (ODU) 6-3
Old Dominion 3-2
Wake Forest 3-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,2,3)