NORFOLK, Va. – The 48th-ranked Old Dominion men’s tennis team started a weekend home set with a 4-0 win over Kennesaw State on Thursday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
In doubles, the Monarchs took victories in the last two slots for the team point. At number three, Francois Le Tallec and Codie van Schalkwyk scored a 6-1 decision over Harvey Conway and Kevin Patel. The team point was clinched at number two where Younes Lalami and Oliver Nolan won 6-4 over Raul Garcia and Hugo Salmeron.
In singles, Old Dominion put together wins at numbers two, six and three for the eventual 4-0 final score. Luca Maldoner won 6-1, 6-2 over Conway at number two, while Nolan scored a 6-3, 6-0 win at number six over Daniel Botti for a 3-0 lead. Younes Lalami clinched the win for ODU with a 6-4, 6-3 win at number three over Seru Tezuka.
The Monarchs continue their homestand on Sunday morning with an 11 a.m. match against Navy.
ODU Head Coach Dominik Mueller On Kennesaw State Match
I am very happy about our focis level today. We lost to them last year and our guys were determined to make up for that from the first serve. We are starting to really trust our game and it’s paying off.