Sooners Cruise Past Huskers, 6-1

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 20, 2008

April 20, 2008

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma Sooners (11-12, 1-5 Big 12) defeated the Nebraska Huskers, 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Headington Family Tennis Center.

Andrei Daescu, at No. 1 singles defeated Bendheim 6-1 6-3.  Sergey Avdeyev defeated Paar 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 singles to put OU ahead 2-0.

Vlad Marinescu defeated Stahmer 7-5, 5-2.  The second set was shortened as Stahmer defaulted.  Federico Chavarria defeated Van Impe, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.  The victory put the Sooners up 4-0.

Ryan Thomas finished out singles play a he defeated Tate, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

In doubles play Chavarria and Daescu, playing No. 1, defeated Paar and Bendheim, 8-2.

Thomas and Marinescu defeated Stahmer and Van Impe, 8-6, at No. 2.

At No. 3, Joitoiu and Avdeyev defeated Schneider and Tate, 9-7.

Next up, the Sooners travel to College Station, Texas, for the 2008 Big 12 Tennis Championships.  The Championships run April 24-27.

OU 6, NU 1
1. Daescu/Chavarria (OU) def. Paar/Bendheim (NU), 8-2
2. Thomas/Marinescu (OU) def. Stahmer/Van Impe (OU), 8-6
3. Joitoiu/Avdeyev (OU) def. Schneider/Tate (NU), 9-7

1. Daescu (OU) def. Bendheim (NU), 6-1, 6-3
2. Avdeyev (OU) def. Paar (NU), 6-1, 6-4
3. Marinescu (OU) def. Stahmer (NU), 7-5, 5-2 default
4. Chavarria (OU) def. Van Impe (NU), 6-3, 6-4
5. Melo (NU) def. Joitoiu (OU), 6-3, 6-4
6. Thomas (OU) def. Tate (NU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-0



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