No. 3 Doubles Win Big 12 Tennis Position Title

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 26, 2004

NORMAN, Okla.   Oklahoma’s No. 3 doubles team of Lee Gregg (Altus, Okla.) and Marek Velicka (Prerov, Czech Republic) becomes the first OU doubles team to capture a Big 12 Conference Position Title. The tennis duo produced a flawless 5-0 record at the No. 3 slot in league action.

Not since the 1994 season has an OU doubles team won a conference title. OU’s top doubles team of Brett Zeuschner and Glenn Kellet as well as Bradley Plokhooy and Nigel Birkett at No. 3 doubles earned the honors in 1994.  Three Sooners picked up individual singles position titles the following year (1995); Nigel Birkett, Gene Highfield and Ryan Rainwater at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles, respectively.

Gregg and Velicka will be in action on Friday, April 30, as fifth seed Oklahoma (17-6, 3-4 Big 12) will host fourth seed and arch rival Oklahoma State (16-4, 4-3 Big 12) in the first round of Big 12 Tournament at 6 p.m. in Norman.  The Sooners are on a two-match winning streak and have won seven of eight home matches this season.

Big 12 Tennis Championship tickets are currently on sale at the OU Ticket office which is located on the plaza level of the Asp Avenue Parking Facility immediately west of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. A limited number of metered parking spaces are available on the second floor of the parking facility and on the street for customer use. 

All Session tickets for adults are $15 and $6 for youth from kindergarten through college. Single day tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for youth (K-college).

2004 Big 12 Men’s Position Winners
No. 1 SinglesLester Cook, Texas A&M
No. 2 SinglesAnte Matijevic, Texas A&M
No. 3 SinglesPete Stroer, Texas
No. 4 SinglesKhaled El Dorry, Texas A&M
No. 5 SinglesDaniel Byrnes, Oklahoma State
No. 6 SinglesJuan Felipe Diaz, Oklahoma State

No. 1 DoublesAntonio Ruiz-Jose Zarhi, Texas
No. 2 DoublesDaniel Byrnes-Mark Van Elden, Oklahoma State
No. 3 DoublesLee Gregg-Marek Velicka, Oklahoma



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