Oct. 23, 2009
TULSA, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma men’s tennis program concluded the first day of the ITA/Wilson Regional Championships main draw, Friday, hosted by the University of Tulsa.
Three Sooners advanced to the second round of the main draw after impressive first round outings.
Junior Ionut Beleleu continues to impress after his performance at the All-American Championships last week. In the first round Beleleu defeated WIU’s Francisco Ortiz, 6-2, 6-0.
The second Sooner to advance was sophomore George Chanturia. Chanturia defeated Serge Ristivojevic of UMKC after taking both sets in identical fashion, 6-1, 6-1.
The final Sooner to advance to the second round of Regional actions was freshman Chris Fotopoulos. Fotopoulos advanced after defeating Dario Beslic of Oral Roberts University, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
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ITA/Wilson Regional Championships main draws
Chris Fotopoulos (OU) def. Dario Beslic (ORU), 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
David Bendheim (NU) def. Blake Boswell (OU), 6-2 7-6(4)
George Chanturia (OU) def. Serge Ristivojevic (UMKC), 6-1 6-1
Ionut Beleleu (OU) def. Francisco Ortiz (WIU), 6-2, 6-0
Cavalcanti/Kasper (WSU) def. Boswell/Chanturia (OU), 8-6
Proctor/Fotopoulos (OU) def. Hendrie/Feder (SLU), 9-8(4)
Stephens/Watling (TU) def. Proctor/Fotopoulos (OU), 8-3
Beleleu/Daescu (OU) def. Ristivojevic/Guerin (UMKC), 8-1
Vasos/McGeorge (Iowa) def. Beleleu/Daescu (OU), 8-3