Men's Tennis Drops First Road Match To No. 62 New Mexico

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 05, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - In its second match of the season and first road match, the Oklahoma men's tennis team (2-1) was defeated, 7-0, by New Mexico (3-2) on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Albuquerque, N.M. The Lobos are ranked No. 62 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The Sooners started strong at No. 2 and No. 4 singles with juniors Tobias Kronlein and Chris Mitchell winning their first sets, 6-4, but dropping the next two to lose the match to David Kowalski and Michael Polasek, respectively. In No. 1 doubles play, Kronlein and Mitchell gave Brent Salazar and Ryan Stotland a challenge, but lost 8-6.

Oklahoma is back in action on Friday, Feb. 8, againt Southwest Missuori State. Match time is set for 5 p.m. at the Oaktree Country Club in Edmond, Okla. (700 W. Country Club Dr.). The Sooners play at home again on Sunday, Feb. 10, against Northern Iowa. Match time is set for noon at the Oaktree Country Club.

Singles
No. 1 Divan Coetzee (UNM) def. Sebastien Revol (OU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 David Kowalski (UNM) def. Tobias Kronlein (OU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Bart Scott (UNM) def. Ollivier Monferran (OU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 Michael Polasek (UNM) def. Chris Mitchell (OU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 John Kowalski (UNM) def. Alex Nomicos (OU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Diego Garza (UNM) def. Olivier Girardot (OU) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles
No. 1 Brent Salazar/Ryan Stotland (UNM) def. Kronlein/Mitchell (OU) 8-6
No. 2 Bart Scott/Michael Polasek (UNM) def. Monferran/Revol (OU) 8-1
No. 3 Divan Coetzee/Jasmin Hodzic (UNM) def. Prigmore/Girardot (OU) 8-4

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