Sooner Netters Fall to No. 10 Texas Tech

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 30, 2005

NORMAN, Okla.   The Oklahoma men’s tennis team lost its second Big 12 match of the season Wednesday, falling to tenth-ranked Texas Tech, 5-2, at the Mcleod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas. The Sooners fall to 13-2 on the season while the Red Raiders improve to 19-1. OU drops to 0-2 in the Big 12, while Texas Tech improves to 1-1.

The Sooners two points came from the singles. At No. 3, OU senior Ondrej Fukala moved to 12-1 on the season with a three-set victory over Texas Tech’s Jakob Paulsen, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. Fukala’s only loss this season was to NO. 1 Baylor’s 19th-ranked Lars Poerschke. Junior Tommy Garrison posted OU’s second point by defeating Michael Innerebner, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Garrison is now 2-0 in Big 12 play and 10-3 overall. Junior Alexei Ivanov couldn’t hold on long enough, losing a three-set match to Tech’s 23rd-ranked Bojan Szumanski, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

OU struggled in the doubles as Texas Tech swept Oklahoma at all three positions, marking the second time all season OU has not earned the doubles point. OU’s 58th-ranked team of senior Silviu Tanasoiu and sophomore Marek Velicka fell to TTU’s Esat Tanik and Adrian Prpic, 8-6. The duo now owns a spring record of 10-3.

The Sooners look for a couple of wins when they return home to Norman for a pair of games against Texas A&M on Sat., April 2 and Texas on Sun., April 3.

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Texas Tech 5, Oklahoma 2
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Mcleod Tennis Center
Lubbock, Texas

Singles Results
1. Radek Nijaki (TTU) def. Marek Velicka (OU), 7-6, 6-1
2. Bojan Szumanski (TTU) def. Alexei Ivanov (OU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
3. Ondrej Fukala (OU) def. Jakob Paulsen (TTU), 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
4. Esat Tanik def. Silviu Tanasoiu, 6-1, 6-3
5. Tommy Garrison (TTU) def. Michael Innerebner (TTU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Adrian Prpic (TTU) def. Lee Gregg (OU), 7-5, 6-1

Doubles Results
1. Radek Nijaki/Bojan Szumanski (TTU) def. Tommy Garrison/Ondrej Fukala (OU), 8-3
2. Esat Tanik/Adrian Prpic (TTU) def. Marek Velicka/Silviu Tanasoiu (OU), 8-6
3. Michael Innerebner/Jakob Paulsen (TTU) def. Alexei Ivanov/Ryan Thomas (OU), 8-4



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