Men's Tennis Defeats DePaul, 5-2

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 23, 2005

NORMAN, Okla.   The University of Oklahoma men’s tennis team picked up it’s second consecutive win when the Sooners defeated DePaul 5-2 at the Combe Indoor Tennis Center in Chicago, Ill in opening weekend action Sunday. The Sooners began strong by taking four of six singles matches and two doubles. OU improved to 2-0, while DePaul fell to 2-3.

In doubles, junior Tommy Garrison and senior Ondrej Fukala teamed up for another win at No. 1 doubles over Henderson and Davidson, 8-6. Junior Alexei Ivanov and freshmen Ryan Thomas defeated Inchausted and Wang at the No. 3 position to clinch the doubles point for the Sooners.

The Sooners took four of the six singles matches, led by Fukala who defeated Robert Kotroczo in a straight set, 6-3, 3-0. Oklahoma’s next win came from Ivanov who beat George Wang in a hard fought three-set match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. The Sooners then needed two more singles matches for the victory. Garrison and newcomer Thomas both posted straight set victories at No. 4 and No. 6 singles respectively, to defeat the Blue Demons.

Up next the Sooners face the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in Tulsa on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m.

The first home match for the Sooners is March 5 against Navy at 12 p.m.

Oklahoma  def. Northwestern
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Combe Tennis Center
Chicago, Ill.

No. 1  Mark Henderson (DP) def. Marek Velicka (OU), 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
No. 2  Ondrej Fukala (OU) def.  Robert Kotroczo (DP),  6-3, 3-0
No. 3  Alexei Ivanov (OU) def. George Wang (DP), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
No. 4  Tommy Garrison (OU) def. Sam Davidson(DP), 7-6, 6-1
No. 5  Jack Komar (DP) def. Lee Gregg, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
No. 6  Ryan Thomas (OK) def. Eric Huffman 7-5, 7-5

No. 1  Garrison/Fukala (OU) def. Henderson/Davidson (DP), 8-6
No. 2 Huffman/Kotroczo (DP) def. Velicka/Gregg (OU), 8-2
No. 3 Ivanov/Thomas (OU) def. Inchauste/Wang (DP), 8-5



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