Sooners upset seventh seed Oklahoma State

NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma’s No. 1 doubles team and top seeded Matt Long and Alexei Ivanov dominated Southern Illinois’ Peter Bong and Tomas Gonzales, 8-1, to advance to the round of 16 at the 2003 ITA Region V Tennis Championships held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday. The duo returns to action on Saturday to face UMKC’s Richard Harrison and Joe Kane.

In addition, Sooners Tommy Garrison and Ondrej Fukala picked up a pair of 8-4 victories to advance to the quarterfinals of regional action. OU first defeated Drake’s Jack Frankowicz and Matt McClure, followed by upsetting seventh-seed Juan Felipe Diaz and Boris Kuharic of Oklahoma State. Garrison and Fukala will wait to play the winner of SMS (Nenand Curcic and Filip Knezevic) and Nebraska (Joerg Barthel and Jose Rivera) doubles teams Saturday.

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