NORMAN, Okla., -- The No. 62 University of Oklahoma men’s tennis team upset the No. 47 Arkansas Razorbacks Friday in Fayettville. Ark., 4-3.
The Sooners have now won three straight matches as they swept UT-Pan American, 6-0 on Jan. 24., and swept Southern Illinois, 7-0 on Feb. 2.
Oklahoma got off to a fast start as they won the doubles point. Doubles No. 1 Federico Chavarria and Rob McKenzie defeated the Razorbacks Blake Strode and Colin Mascall, 8-4. Sooners doubles No. 3 Marek Velicka and Sergey Avdeyev defeated the Arkansas team of Gabriel Mattos Andrei Nicoara, 8-4.
In the singles portion of the match the Sooners and Razorbacks split the matches each winning three apiece.
Sooners No. 2 singles Vaclav Kucera defeated Colin Mascall, 7-6(4), 6-3. Oklahoma No. 3 singles No. 74 Marek Velicka defeated Andrei Nicoara in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. And OU No. 4 singles Rob McKenzie defetaed Gabriel Mattos in straight sets as well, 6-3, 7-5.
The Sooners will head to Chicago for their next competition to face Northwestern and Chicago State.
No. 1-Chavarria/McKenzie (Oklahoma) def. Strode/Mascall (Arkansas) 8-4
No. 2-Daescu/Kucera (Oklahoma) v. Villanueva/Vlaskin (Arkansas) 5-3 (did not finish)
No. 3-Velicka/Avdeyev (Oklahoma) def. Mattos/Nicoara (Arkansas) 8-4
1-#57 Blake Strode (Arkansas) def. Andrei Daescu (Oklahoma) 6-2, 6-4
2-Vaclav Kucera (Oklahoma) def. Colin Mascall (Arkansas) 7-6(4), 6-3
3-#74 Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Andrei Nicoara (Arkansas) 6-3, 6-3
4-Rob McKenzie (Oklahoma) def. Gabriel Mattos (Arkansas) 6-3, 7-5
5-Dmitry Vlaskin (Arkansas) def. Sergey Avdeyev (Oklahoma) 6-4, 3-6, 3-4 (def.)
6-Dmitry Lebedev (Arkansas) def. Federico Chavarria (Oklahoma) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(2)