Sooner doubles team comes up short in quarterfinals

NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma’s doubles team of Lee Gregg (Altus, Okla.) and Silviu Tanasoiu (Sibiu, Romania) lost a disappointing 9-8 match to Duke’s Chris Brown and Ryan Heinberg in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Midland Racquet Club Invitational Sunday. Oklahoma was one of 15 top tennis programs competing at the Racquet Club in Midland, Texas.

The Sooners also competed in singles action. Tanasoiu cruised to an easy 6-0, 6-3, victory over Boise State’s Ehren Vaughan. In the round of 16, Tanasoiu was eliminated by Baylor’s Matijia Zgaga, 6-3, 6-4.

Lukasz Senezyszyn of SMU dropped Gregg, 6-2, 6-0, down to the consolation bracket. Gregg then won a three-set match over Texas Tech’s Esat Tanik, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6, before being upset by UCLA’s Chris Surapol, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

2003 ITA Midland Racquet Club Invitational

The Racquet Club* Midland, Texas

Singles

Main Draw

Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Ehren Vaughan (Boise State), 6-0, 6-3

Matijia Zgaga (Baylor) def. Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma), 6-3, 6-4

Lukasz Senezyszyn (SMU) def. Lee Gregg (Oklahoma), 6-2, 6-0

Consolation Draw

Lee Gregg (Oklahoma) def. Esat Tanik (Texas Tech), 6-1, 2-6, 7-6

Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Lee Gregg (Oklahoma), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

Lee Gregg/Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Kevin Borzenski/ Scott Doerner (Pepperdine), 8-6

Chris Brown/Ryan Heinberg (Duke) def. Lee Gregg/Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma), 9-8

 

 

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