Men's Tennis Sweeps Oral Roberts, 7-0

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 09, 2005

NORMAN, Okla.   The Oklahoma men’s tennis team defeated regional opponent Oral Roberts, 7-0, for the seventh consecutive season on Wednesday, at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman. The win bumps OU to a perfect 10-0 and leaves ORU with a 3-10 record.

The Sooners remain strong in doubles, sweeping all three positions. Junior Tommy Garrison and senior Ondrej Fukala continue to remain undefeated as a No. 1 doubles team with an 8-3 win over ORU’s Wessel Kemp and Adam Ehrlich. Sophomore Marek Velicka and senior Silviu Tanasoiu knocked off ORU’s Craig Dunne and Clemmons Geercken, 8-2. The Sooner pair now have a record of 8-1 at No. 2 doubles this season. Junior Alexei Ivanov and freshman Ryan Thomas rounded out the doubles domination by defeating ORU’s Tyrone Hill and Cuan Farquharson, 8-1.

Ivanov, Fukala, Garrison, and Tanasoiu shut out their opponents in singles action. Tanasoiu and Fukala each remain undefeated in singles play. Both own an 8-0 record, respectively. Junior Lee Gregg posted his seventh win at the No. 6 spot this season over Aaron Swan, 6-1, 6-0. Gregg now owns a spring record of 9-1.

In the most exhilarating match of the day, Velicka defeated Kemp in a three-set match. Velicka won the first set at 6-4, but Kemp fought back in the second set, edging Velicka, 4-6. The final set was an easy victory for Velicka, 1-0(10-2), ensuring the sweep over the Golden Eagles.

With the win against the Golden Eagles, the Sooners now own a 17-2 singles record against Region V opponents this season and 7-2 doubles record.

Next up for Oklahoma, the Sooners host the Wichita State Shockers on Sunday, March 13.  Action is set to begin at 12 p.m. at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman.

Oklahoma 7, def. Oral Roberts 0
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
OU Headington Family Tennis Center
Norman, Okla.

Order of Finish: No. 3, No. 6, No. 5, No. 4, No. 2, No. 1

No. 1 Marek Velicka (OU) def. Wessel Kemp (ORU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)
No. 2 Alexei Ivanov (OU) def. Tyrone Hill (ORU) 603, 6-0
No. 3 Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Clemons Geerchen (ORU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Tommy Garrison (OU) def. Cuan Farquharson (ORU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Silviu Tanasoiu (OU) def. Craig Dunne (ORU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Lee Gregg (OU) def.Aaron Swan (ORU), 6-1, 6-0

Order of Finish: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3

No. 1 Garrison/Fukala (OU) def. Kemp/ Adam Ehrlich (ORU) 8-3
No. 2 Velicka/Tanasoiu (OU) def. Dunne/Geercken (ORU) 8-2
No. 3 Ivanov/Thomas (OU) def. Hill/ Farquharson (ORU) 8-1



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