The University of Oklahoma men's and women's tennis teams took to the courts Saturday as one of several top collegiate programs opening their fall seasons at the prestigious Polo Tennis National Collegiate Preview at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
The Sooner men picked up two singles and two doubles victories Saturday. OU's junior Silviu Tanasoiu (Sibiu, Romania) remained undefeated in Flight B with a straight set victory over Talley Parker of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-2. Sophomore Lee Gregg (Altus, Okla.) overcame Arkansas Andrei Nicoara 7-5 6-1. In doubles action, Sophomore Tommy Garrison (Enid, Okla.) teamed up with Tanasoui for an 8-5 win over Rice's Rodrigo Gabriel and Jason Mok . Freshman Ondrej Fukala (Prerov, Czech Republic) and Gregg won a tough match against Texas A&M's Dash Connell and Brian Wooten 9-8
The Sooner women picked up two singles victories to conclude second round action Saturday. Sophomore Joi-Lee Beachler (Edmond, Okla.) led the Sooners with a three set win over Marta Rubina of SMS in Flight A. Beachler dropped the first set, 4-6, but came back and dominated the next two sets, 6-1, 6-2, for the match. Freshman Amanda Pratzel (St. Louis, Mo.) remained undefeated with a three set win over Elizabeth Garza of SMS 6-1, 3-6, 6-1in Flight B.
Sunday's singles action is set to get underway at 8 a.m. followed by the doubles at 12 p.m. For live results visit www.tulsahurricane.ocsn.com.
2003 Polo Tennis National Collegiate Preview
Michael D. Case Tennis Center * Tulsa, Okla.
Rohan Gajjar (Arkansas) def. Alexei Ivanov (Oklahoma), 6-2, 6-3
Matt Roberts (Arkansas) def. Ondrej Fukala (Oklahoma), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Viktor Hebrand (Arkansas) def. Tommy Garrison (Oklahoma), 6-3, 6-2
Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Talley Parker (Arkansas), 6-4, 6-2
Lee Gregg (Oklahoma) def. Andrei Nicoara (Arkansas), 7-5, 6-1
Imraan Ismail (Arkansas) def. Matt Long (Oklahoma), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Garrison/Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Gabriel/Mok (Rice), 8-5
Fukala/Gregg (Oklahoma) def. Connell/Wooten (Texas A&M), 9-8
Rajevac/Morita (Rice) def. Fukala/Gregg (Oklahoma), 8-5
W. Barker/Haerle (Rice) def. Ivanov/Long (Oklahoma), 8-6
Joelson/Rolle (Texas A&M) def. Ivanov/Long (Oklahoma), 8-5
Nallon/Malmgren (Texas A&M) def. Garrison/Tanasoiu (Oklahoma), 8-5
Joi-Lee Beachler (Oklahoma) def. Marta Rubina (SMS), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Maja Stanojevic (SMS) def. Irina Lykina (Oklahoma), 6-2, 6-1
Maria Amato (SMS) def. Jessica Braver (Oklahoma), 6-3, 7-5
Amanda Pratzel (Oklahoma) def. Elizabeth Garza (SMS), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Laura Alvarez (SMS) def. Anne Carter (Oklahoma), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Brooks/Tereschenko (Texas Tech) def. Braver/Lykina (Oklahoma), 8-5
Browning/Kovacic (Texas Tech) def. Griffin/Pratzel (Oklahoma), 9-8
Haylock/K. Steinbock (Kansas) def. Braver/Lykina (Oklahoma), 8-4
Brown/Skoda (Kansas) def. Beachler/Carter (Oklahoma), 8-0