OU Mens Tennis Defeats Texas-Arlington, 5-2
March 05, 2004

The Oklahoma men’s tennis team (9-0) defeated Texas-Arlington, 5-2, at the UTA Tennis Center in Arlington, Texas on Friday. The win marks the second triumph this year over the Mavericks and leaves UTA  with a 4-4 overall record.

  The Sooners won all singles matches except for one. Sophomore Alexei Ivanov (Izhevsk, Russia) was one of three Sooners who faced a three-set match. Ivanov fought hard but was upset by UTA’s David Corrie, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, marking his first loss of the season. Freshman newcomer Marek Velicka (Prerov, Czech Republic) and junior Silviu Tanasoiu (Sibiu, Romania) posted two wins for OU after facing three-set matches.

 Junior Ondrej Fukala (Prerov, Czech Republic) and sophomore Lee Gregg (Altus, Okla.) were the only two Sooners to celebrate straight-set victories over their opponents with both of them winning, 6-2, 6-2.  

  In doubles action, OU only gave up one match to the Mavericks while facing their most fierce competition yet. The No. 1 pair of sophomore Tommy Garrison (Enid, Okla.) and Velicka fell to UTA’s Corrie and Nathan McGregor, 8-6. The Sooner duo now have a 7-2 overall record.

 Junior Matt Long (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Ivanov overcame UTA’s Niels Buksik and Ian Vazquez with a close 9-7 finish at No. 2 doubles. The No. 3 duo of Fukala and Tanasoiu remain undefeated after knocking off UTA’s Sandy Farquharson and Josey Trimmier, 8-5.
 Oklahoma will face more challenging competition against No. 59 Louisiana-Lafayette on Sat., March 6, at the UTA Tennis Center in Arlington, Texas. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. 

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Oklahoma 5, Texas-Arlington 2
Friday, March 5, 2004
UTA Tennis Center, Arlington, Texas

1. David Corrie (UTA) def. Alexei Ivanov (OU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
2. Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Nathan McGregor (UTA), 6-2, 6-2
3. Marek Velicka (OU) def. Sandy Farquharson (UTA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Tommy Garrison (OU) def. Niels Buksik (UTA), 6-3, 7-6
5. Silviu Tanasoiu (OU) def. Ian Vazquez (UTA), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Lee Gregg (OU) def. Josey Trimmier (UTA), 6-2, 6-2

1. Corrie/McGregor (UTA) def. Garrison/Velicka (OU), 8-6
2. Ivanov/Matt Long (OU) def. Buksik/Vazquez (UTA), 9-7
3. Fukala/Tanasoiu (OU) def. Farquharson/Trimmier (UTA), 8-5

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