Mens Tennis Has Strong Day At ITA Regional

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 15, 2004

NORMAN, Okla.   After one day of competition at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships two Sooners and all three doubles pair advanced Friday to the round of 16 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Going a perfect 3-0 in today’s action was senior Ondrej Fukala and sophomore Marek Velicka. Both picked up two single wins and a doubles victory. Ninth seeded Fukala opened the day with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Joel Reckeway of Nebraska, followed by beating Tulsa’s Will Gray, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 32. Fukala and junior Tommy Garrison, the top seeded doubles team, defeated Arkansas-Little Rock’s Edson Abrao and Eduardo Autran, 9-7.

Velicka overcame Illinois State’s Djordie Vskokovic for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 three-set victory. The sophomore also defeated Andrei Nicoara of Arkansas, 6-2, 6-3. Silviu Tanasoiu teamed up with Velicka for an 8-2 win against Rain Roigas and Tim Walter of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Seventh seeded Alexei Ivanov split his matches today. The Sooner defeated Joerg Barthel of Nebraska, 7-6, 6-2, before being upset by Oklahoma State’s Arsten Burnistrau, 6-3, 6-4. Ivanov went on to team up with Federico Chavarria for an 8-3 victory over No. 8 seeded Gerhard Posch and Jose Rivera of Nebraska to complete the day. Chavarria went 1-1 in singles play. He defeated Moti Eiskovits of Wichita State in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, and lost to Tulsa’s No. 8 seeded Federico Soriano, 6-2, 6-3, in his second match of the day.

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Wilson/ITA Central Region Championship
Michael D. Case Tennis Center  *  Tulsa, Okla.
Oct. 15, 2004

Singles Results -  Round 64
No. 7 Alexei Ivanov (OU) def. Joerg Barthel (Neb),7-6, 6-2
Marek Velicka (OU) def. No. 9 Djordie Vskokovic (ISU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
No. 9 Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Joel Reckeway (Neb), 6-4, 6-2
No. 9 Felipe Daiz (OSU) def. Lee Gregg (OU), 7-6, 6-7, 6-0
Federico Chavarria (OU) def. Moti Eiskovits (WSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Daliboe Pavic (DU) def. Tommy Garrison (OU), 6-4, 6-3

Singles Results -  Round 32
Arsten Burnistrau (OSU) def. No. 7 Alexei Ivanov (OU), 6-3, 6-4
Marek Velicka (OU) def. Andrei Nicoara (Ark), 6-2, 6-3
No. 9 Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Will Gray (TU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 8 Federico Soriano (TU) def. Federico Chavarria (OU), 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Results -  Round 32
No. 1 Fukala/Garrison (OU) def. Abrao/Autran (UALR), 9-7
Tanasoiu/Velicka (OU) def. Roigas/Walter (UALR), 8-2
Chavarria/Ivanov (OU) def. No. 8 Posch/Rivera (Neb), 8-3



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