April 26, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's tennis team was defeated Friday by the No. 1 seed Baylor Bears, 4-0, in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament at College Station, Texas. The Sooners finish 12-12 on the season, winning 10 more games than last season. Baylor improves to 23-1 on the year and will face the winner of the Oklahoma State/Texas Tech match on Saturday.

The Sooners dropped a pair of hard-fought doubles matches at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, 8-4, 8-3, respectively, en route to Baylor taking the doubles point. Freshman Alex Nomicos took Baylor's Matias Marin to a second set tie break at No. 4 singles, but dropped the match 6-0, 7-6 (7-4). At No. 5 singles, freshman Matt Long challanged BU's Reiner Neurohr, but lost a tough match, 6-1, 7-5.

Baylor 4, Oklahoma 0 Friday, April 26, 2002 Texas A&M Tennis Center College Station, Texas

Singles No. 1Benjamin Becker (BU) def. Tobias Kronlein (OU)6-1, 6-2 No. 2Zoltan Papp (BU) def. Chris Mitchell (OU)DNF No. 3Markus Hornung (BU) def. Matt Ogle (OU)DNF No. 4Matias Marin (BU) def. Alex Nomicos (OU)6-0, 7-6 (7-4) No. 5Reiner Neurohr (BU) def. Matt Long (OU)6-1, 7-5 No. 6Mike Garcia (BU) def. Brad Prigmore (OU)DNF

Doubles No. 1Becker/Papp (BU) def. Kronlein/Mitchell (OU)DNF No. 2Neurohr/Marin (BU) def. Ogle/Prigmore (OU)8-4 No. 3Hornung/Garcia (BU) def. Long/Lopez (OU)8-3