Men's Tennis Hosts Cameron, OBU

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 24, 2008

 Cameron and OBU at OU (5-7)
 Match 13  Tuesday, March 25 - 1 p.m.
 Match 14  Tuesday, March 25 - 4 p.m.
 Location  Norman, Okla. | Headington Family Tennis Center
 Promotions  Free pom-poms and foam O's and U's
 Stats   Cumulative Season Stats
 Next up   Oklahoma at Texas A&M (March 28) 

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma Sooners (5-7) return to action at the Headington Family Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon after a 10-day layoff.

OU hosts the Cameron Aggies at 1 p.m. followed by the Oklahoma Baptist Bison at 4 p.m.

"We are excited to get back on the court and face someone other than ourselves for the first time in 10 days and it is nice to be facing two in-state programs," head coach Paul Lockwood said.

OU was scheduled to travel to Jacksonville over spring break to face the Jacksonville Dolphins on March 20, but the match was cancelled due to an airline pilot shortage.

 Player to Watch 
Federico Chavarria | Senior
#6 Singles/#1 Doubles
Chavarria holds the best singles record on the team at 8-2 playing in the No. 6 spot and has won three of his last four matches. 

Chavarria also teams up with Andrei Daescu at No. 1 doubles and the duo holds a record of 7-4.

"The team was disappointed the Jacksonville trip was cancelled but it gave everyone a chance to take a break from tennis and enjoy spring break," Lockwood added.

Last season Oklahoma defeated both Cameron and OBU in Norman.

Oklahoma is ranked No. 62 in the March 18 release of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team rankings.

Sophomore Andrei Daescu is ranked No. 39 in the ITA singles rankings.

Next up, the Sooners travel to College Station, Texas, to open Big 12 play to against Texas A&M on Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m.



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