Sooners Host the Mavericks

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 16, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. The Oklahoma men’s tennis team returns to action Sunday, April 17 looking to continue its three-match winning streak when they host Texas-Arlington at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman. The match will begin at 12 p.m. and admission is free. OU owns a 5-3 all-time series record against the Mavericks.

The Sooners enter the match 16-3 while UTA is 9-9. Texas-Arlington has lost three in a row, but six of their nine losses were the result of a 4-3 decision. UTA has gone 4-1 in Southland Conference play, trailing only to 21st-ranked Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Islanders blanked the Mavericks, 7-0, when the two teams faced off.

Out in front for Oklahoma is 43rd-ranked sophomore Marek Velicka. Velicka has won four singles matches in a row, owning a stellar 15-4 singles record and has winning 15 of his last 17 matches.

OU faced UTA twice in the spring of 2004, the Sooners won both duals with the Mavericks.

Oklahoma is 8-1 at home this season. The Sooners only loss at OU Headington was to No. 15 Texas A&M. OU had opportunitites to win the match, but suffered a 4-3 loss. The Sooners rebounded the very next day by winning the Red River rivalry and beating No. 27 Texas, 4-3.

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