Men's Tennis Eliminated in Waco

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 22, 2007

Sept. 22, 2007

WACO, Texas - Andrei Daescu and Rob McKenzie were eliminated in the men's doubles semifinals at the seventh annual H.E.B Baylor Intercollegiate in Waco, Texas, Saturday evening.

The Sooner tandem lost to the No. 2-seeded team of Jonas Berg and Erling Tveit of Mississippi, 8-0, in the semifinals at the Baylor Tennis Center.

Earlier Saturday the pair defeated the University of Texas team of Luis Diaz Barriga and Milan Mihailovic by a score of 8-3 in the quarterfinals.

On Friday the duo defeated San Diego's Chrisitian Coetzee and Tomas Liversage, 8-2, in the first round and later defeated Baylor's Atilla Bucko and Jordan Rux, 8-6, in round two.

Daescu, the No. 15 seed in singles competition was eliminated from the singles draw on Saturday as he fell to the No. 1 seed, Erling Tveit of Mississippi, 6-3, 6-4.

Friday, Daescu defeated Wichita State's Tiago Espirito Santo, 6-2, 6-3, in the first round and defeated Texas' Ed Corrie, 7-5, 6-0, in the second round to advance.

McKenzie was eliminated from singles competition Friday as he was defeated in the opening round by Baylor's No. 10 seed Denes Lukacs, 6-2, 6-0, and then by Texas Tech's Christian Rojmar, 6-3, 7-6, in the opening round of the consolation bracket.

Following the H.E.B. Baylor Intercollegiate, the Sooners will continue their fall schedule on the road when they travel to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Championship pre-qualifying, on Sept. 29.

Friday's results can be found at:

Tournament I.D. #: 809678007

H.E.B Baylor Intercollegiate

Singles Round of 64 - Draw A

No. 15 Andrei Daescu (OU)
def. Tiago Espirito Santo (WSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 10 Denes Lukacs (BU) def. Rob McKenzie (OU), 6-2, 6-0
Singles Round of 32 - Draw A
No. 15 Andrei Daescu (OU)
def. Ed Corrie (UT), 7-5, 6-0
Singles Round of 16 - Draw A
No. 1 Erling Tveit (Miss.) def. No. 15 Andrei Daescu (OU), 6-3, 6-4
Singles Consolation Round 1 - Draw A
Christian Rojmar (TT) def. Rob McKenzie (OU), 6-3, 7-6

Doubles Round of 32 - Draw A

Andrei Daescu/Rob McKenzie (OU)
def. Christian Coetzee/Tomas Liversage (SD), 8-2
Doubles Round of 16 - Draw A
Andrei Daescu/Rob McKenzie (OU)
def. Atilla Bucko/Jordan Rux (BU), 8-6
Doubles Quarterfinals - Draw A
Andrei Daescu/Rob McKenzie (OU)
def. Luis Diaz Barriga/Milan Mihailovic (UT), 8-3
Doubles Semifinals - Draw A
No. 2 Jonas Berg/Erling Tveit (Miss.) def. Andrei Daescu/Rob McKenzie (OU), 8-0



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