OU to Face Texas Tech
NORMAN, Okla.--The No. 31 Oklahoma men's tennis team will square off against the No. 33 Red Raiders 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The Sooners are 17-5 overall and 1-2 against Big 12 opponents. OU boasts two ranked freshmen (No. 62 Vaclav Kucera, No. 124 Andrei Daescu) and one ranked doubles tandem of junior Federico Chavarria and Daescu, who broke into the rankings after upsetting the Aggies’ No. 56-ranked duo of Bryan Wooten and Mike Beatty.
2007 has been a year of snapped streaks for Oklahoma as it broke into the top 25 for the first time since 1992 and claimed its first victory over Texas A&M University (6-1) since 1997. This weekend OU Head Coach Paul Lockwood looks to pick up his 300th career win.
The Raiders are 13-7 on the season and 1-3 in Big 12 play. Bojan Szumanski is Tech’s junior standout who is ranked No. 42. The Raiders’senior Dmitrio Martinez (No. 104) broke into the singles rankings last week after he upset Baylor’s No. 16 Michal Kokta. In doubles tandems, Tech relies on No. 59 pair of Szumanski and Christian Rojmar.
The two teams were slated to play Friday, April 20 in Lubbock, Texas but postponed the match due to extreme wind conditions.
The match will determine what seed Oklahoma will be in the Big 12 Tournament which begins Friday. Results will be posted on SoonerSports.com as soon as they are available.