OU Tennis Duo Reaches the Quarterfinals

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

 2010 NCAA Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships 
 Doubles Date & Time
 Saturday, May 29 at 3 p.m.
 Location  Athens, Georgia | Dan Magill Tennis Complex
 Tournament Info  NCAA Championship Central
 Brackets  Singles | Doubles
 Live Stats  NCAA.com

ATHENS, Ga. – Oklahoma’s Andrei Daescu and Costin Paval advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Doubles Championships after the duo downed South Carolina’s Pedro Campos and Diego Cubas Friday, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

“Andrei and Costin played another great match today,” head coach John Roddick said. “They were extremely solid at the net and they returned really well again today. I am very proud of their effort.”

OU’s 18th-ranked tandem claimed a 6-4 victory in the first set and followed that performance with a 6-3 decision in the second set over the Gamecocks No. 25-ranked duo. 

The Oklahoma duo will face Stanford's Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher, ranked No. 4. The quarterfinal match will take place on Saturday, May 29 at 3 p.m. 

To get to the Round of 16 the talented OU tandem upset Florida’s 8th-ranked Antoine Benneteau and Alexandre Lacroix in the first round. With the win, the duo claimed their highest ranked victory of the year.   

The OU tandem has now
defeated five pairs ranked in the ITA top-25, including Tulsa’s 24th-ranked tandem twice. In total, the duo has defeated 10 pairs in the top-80.

 

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