Monarchs Down Penn in Philadelphia, 4-3
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The No. 26 Old Dominion men’s tennis team took down Penn (6-4) by a 4-3 score on Sunday afternoon at the Hecht Center.
"Wow, what a tennis dual match," said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. "We saved two match points in doubles and five singles matches came down to the final set. It was inspiring to watch our guys battle and respond to all the adversity being thrown at them. It was a complete team win today."
The Monarchs started the day claiming the doubles point with wins from No. 45 Jacob Nicolussi/Adam Moundir and Michael Weindl/Javier Jover Maestre.
Javier Jover Maestre made it a 2-1 lead for ODU with a three set victory over Max Cancilla, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.
After dropping the first set, No. 32 Adam Moundir rallied to defeat Kyle Mautner, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Aziz Kijametovic sealed the deal after downing Matt Nardella in No. 3 singles, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3.
Old Dominion will be back in action on Saturday, March 4, when the Monarchs host St. Johns at 1:00 p.m. at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
FULL MATCH RESULTS
No. 26 Old Dominion 4, Penn 3
1. #32 Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Mautner, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Pompan def. Michael Weindl (ODU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
3. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Nardella, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
4. Podestra def. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU), 6-3, 6-2
5. Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Cancilla, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
6. Sharp def. Jose Nunez Navarro (ODU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 1, 6, 3*, 2
1. #45 Jacob Nicolussi/Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Westergaard/Podestra, 7-6
2. Mautner/Nardella def. Aziz Kijametovic/Jose Nunez Navarro (ODU), 6-2
3. Michael Weindl/Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Pompan/Spratt, 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*
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