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Men's Tennis Opens Fall Season
September 15, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. --The University of Oklahoma men’s tennis team completed their first day of match play at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.  The Sooners opened the fall season on a good note with all three men winning singles matches.

 

Competing in the No.1 singles, sophomore Sergey Avdeyev defeated Nate Nelms of Navy.  Avdeyev won the fist set 7-6(4) but fell 3-6 in the second.  In the final set Ayedev took the victory (6- 4).

 

In the No.3 singles junior Federico Chavarria defeated Navy’s Johnny Waters in a long match.  Chavarria came from behind after losing the first set 4-6, but he finished out the match winning 6-4 in the second set and 7-5 in the third.

 

Junior Ryan Thomas defeated Navy’s Ramsey Lemaich at in the No. 5 singles.  With all three sets close, Thomas came out with the victory 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-3.

 

In doubles matches, the duo Chavarria/Thomas won 8-3 over Navy’s Lemaich/Nelms competing in No.1 doubles.  Avdeyev teamed up with University of Arkansas team member Lebedev Dmitry in the No. 2 doubles. The pair lost 6-8 to Navy’s Jason Hill/Waters.

 

The Sooners continue day two at the Navy Invitational Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

Day one results

 

Singles

1. Sergey Avdeyev (OU) def. Nate Nelms, 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4                  

2. Jason Hill (N) def. Jorge Villanueva (Ark), 6-3, 6-0 

3. Federico Chavarria (OU) def. John Waters, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5  

4. Dmitry Vlaskin (Ark) def. Adrian Lai, 6-1, 6-2        

5. Ryan Thomas (OU) def. Ramsey Lemaich, 6-4 6-7(9) 6-3   

6. Dmitry Lebedev (Ark) def. Stanley Kahl, 6-1, 6-3   

 

Doubles

1. Chavarria/Thomas (OU) def. Lemaich/Nelms, 8-3

2. Hill/Waters def. Avdeyev (OU)/Lebedev (Ark), 8-6

3. Villanueva/Vlaskin (Ark) def. Kahl/Lai, 8-0

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