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Kijametovic and Musitelli Named to All-State Teams for Singles and Doubles

June 27, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Aziz Kijametovic (Zivinice, Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Francois Musitelli (Dijon, France) of the Old Dominion men’s tennis team garnered VaSID All-State First Team honors for doubles and All-State Second Team honors for singles.

In the year-end ITA singles rankings, Kijametovic cracked the top 100 in the No. 97 spot. In doubles, Kijametovic and Musitelli ended the year as the No. 27 ranked tandem in the land.

Kijametovic and Musitelli earned Conference USA’s automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Doubles Tournament, after being the highest ranked doubles duo in the league.

Kijametovic compiled a 22-10 season singles record and went 13-6 in dual matches all at the No. 1 spot, with four wins coming against currently ranked opponents. In the Fall, Kijametovic won the Atlantic Region singles title and qualified for the ITA Fall Nationals in singles and doubles. He won singles matches at all the major college tennis events in the fall: Oracle Masters, All-Americans and ITA Fall Nationals. Kijametovic was the Conference USA Athlete of the Week once this spring. During the C-USA tournament, he went 2-0 at the No. 1 singles position, winning both his matches in straight sets. Last year, Kijametovic was named the C-USA Player of the Year and was named to the First Team for singles and doubles. This season he was named to the All-Conference First Team for singles and doubles.

Musitelli put together a 20-12 overall record and went 13-7 in dual matches at position No. 2 and went 3-1 vs. Conference USA opponents. He reached the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Regionals in the fall and had two wins over currently nationally ranked players. He was voted Conference USA Athlete of the Month in the fall and received one Athlete of the Week honor in the spring. Last year, Musitelli was named to the First Team for doubles and Second Team for singles. This season he was named to the All-Conference First Team for singles and doubles.

VaSID All-State Men’s Tennis University Division
VaSID State Player of the Year – Carl Soderlund (Virginia)
VaSID State Rookie of the Year – Brandon Nakashima (Virginia)
VaSID State Coach of the Year – Andres Pedroso (Virginia)

VaSID All-State First Team
Amadeo Blasco (Longwood) !#
Jason Kros (Virginia Tech)
Nicaise Muamba (Liberty)
Brandon Nakashima (Virginia)
Carl Soderlund (Virginia) *#
Josh Wilson (Liberty)

Pierre Kohler/Alvaro Arce (James Madison)
Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (Old Dominion) !
Brandon Nakashima/Henrik Wiersholm (Virginia)

VaSID All-State Second Team
Inigo Torre Martin (VCU)
Aziz Kijametovic (Old Dominion) ^
Sebastian Quiros (William & Mary)
Guilherme Sergio (Longwood)
Francois Musitelli (Old Dominion) !
Matt Fernandez (Richmond)

Chase Burton/Nicaise Muamba (Liberty)
Inigo Torre Martin/Arvid Noren (VCU)
Jason Kros/Brandon Perez (Virginia Tech)

* First Team in 2018
! Second Team in 2018
# Second Team in 2017
^ Second Team in 2016

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