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ODU Falls to Drake on Senior Day, 4-3

April 13, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men’s tennis team (11-9) fell to Drake (16-14) by a 4-3 score on Saturday afternoon inside of the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Saturday marked Senior Day for ODU’s Justin Herrera, Aziz Kijametovic and Samuel Perelman. Saturday also marked the last home match for Volunteer Assistant Coach John Brinkman.

“What an amazing Senior Day atmosphere first of all,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “Monarch fans packed the Folkes Stevens Tennis Center and made it a special day to remember. Unfortunately, the result wasn’t what we hoped for, but that’s what you get when you play top teams every single time. I’m sorry for the seniors today, but thankful for all they have given to ODU and this program. They have been superstars on and off the courts and we will miss them. The good news is that the season is not over, we can finish out the regular season with a win tomorrow and fly to the conference tournament with a win.”

The Monarchs will travel to Williamsburg for a 1:00 p.m. showdown at William & Mary (3-13) on Sunday, April 14 for ODU’s regular season finale.

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Tennis Match Results
Drake vs Old Dominion
Apr 13, 2019 in Norfolk, Va.
(Folkes Stevens Tennis Center)

Drake 4, Old Dominion 3

Singles competition
1. #88 Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. #104 Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-0, 7-6
3. Jannik Giesse (ODU) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-4, 7-6
4. Bayo Philips (DU) def. Luca Maldoner (ODU) 7-5, 6-3
5. Barny Thorold (DU) def. Nicola Vidal (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ben Clark (DU) def. Oliver Tobisch (ODU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #18 Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3
2. Tom Hands/Bayo Philips (DU) def. Luca Maldoner/Nicola Vidal (ODU) 6-3
3. Calum MacGeoch/Ben Clark (DU) def. Jannik Giesse/Oliver Tobisch (ODU) 7-5

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,5,4,2,3,6)

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