Rain Sends Bedlam Tennis To OKC

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 24, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. - The Bedlam tennis match scheduled to begin Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Headington Family Tennis Center has been moved to the indoor courts at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City.

The No. 28 Oklahoma men’s tennis team has picked up 17 wins (17-6) overall and are currently1-3 against Big 12 opponents. The young OU team has snapped several decade long streaks. Earlier this season, Oklahoma broke into the top 25 for the first time in fifteen years after upsetting three nationally ranked teams and defeated Texas A&M for the first time since 1997.

Oklahoma’s freshman standout No. 62 Vaclav Kucera has been a valuable asset to the Sooners. He has defeated five ranked opponents. His efforts have not gone unnoticed as Kucera was named Player of the Week by the Big 12 office March 25.

The Sooners will face a tough team in Oklahoma State. The No. 7 Cowboys are 15-3 overall and 3-2 in Big 12 play. Junior No. 26 Ivan Puchkarov and No. 30 Oleksandr Nedovyesov lead the team. Nedovyesov currently is second in the Big 12 at the No. 1 slot with a 4-1 record. OSU is coached by 25-year Head Coach James Wadley.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State began play Tuesday, April 10, but the match was postponed due to rain. The match was rescheduled for April 17, but again was postponed due to rain.

The forecast for Tuesday shows a 60 percent chance of rain in the Norman area. In the event of rain, the Bedlam match will be moved to the indoor courts at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City.

The Sooners and the Pokes will square off at 2 p.m. at the OU Headington Family Tennis Center. Live scoring of the match will be available on SoonerSports.com followed by a recap at the conclusion of play.



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