NORMAN, Okla. Marek Velicka quickly defeated Arsten Burnistrau of Oklahoma State, 6-2, 6-3, Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the main draw at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa. Velicka is the only Sooner still active in the main draw as he improves his fall record to 7-2.
Fellow teammate and ninth seeded Ondrej Fukala lost to sixth seeded Rohan Gajjar of Arkansas, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 16.
Oklahoma advanced all three doubles teams to the quarterfinals Saturday, but only a pair moved forward. Federico Chavarria and Alexei Ivanov earned two victories on the day to qualify for the semifinals Sunday. The duo opened quarterfinal action with an easy 8-1 win over Jake Craney and Vinny Meens of Creighton, followed by an 8-5 victory over Carlo Contente and Moti Eiskovits of Wichita State.
The top seeded doubles team of OU’s Ondrej Fukala and Tommy Garrison defeated Nebraska’s James Clow and Joel Reckeway, 8-6, in the round of 16 before being upset by Tulsa’s Achim Roth and Aleksander Charpantidis, 8-5, in the quarterfinals.
Sunday’s competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the Main Draw singles quarterfinal and semifinal matches followed by doubles action and consolation play.
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Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships
Michael D. Case Tennis Center * Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004
Singles Results - Round 16
Marek Velicka (OU) def. Arsten Burnistrau (OSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Rohan Gajjar (Ark) def. No. 9 Ondrej Fukala (OU), 6-2, 6-1
Doubles Results - Round 32
No. 1 Fukala/Garrison (OU) def. Clow/Reckeway (Neb), 8-6
Tanasoiu/Velicka (OU) def. No. 5 Gajjar/Simpson (Ark), 8-6
Chavarria/Ivanov (OU) def. Craney/Meens (CU), 8-1
Doubles Results - Quarterfinals
No. 6 Charpantidis/Roth (TU) def. No. 1 Fukala/Garrison (OU), 8-5
No. 4 Diaz/Kuharic (OSU) def. Tanasoiu/Velicka (OU), 8-3
Chavarria/Ivanov (OU) def. Contente/Eiskovits (WSU), 8-5
Singles Consolations - Round 32
Silviu Tanasoiu (OU) def. Marcus Karner (Neb), 6-0, 6-0
Lee Gregg (OU) def. Alfredo Lagarda (ISU), 7-6, 6-4
Tommy Garrison (OU) def. Imraan Ismail (Ark), 2-6, 6-2, 10-6
Singles Consolations - Round 16
Silviu Tanasoiu (OU) def. Jeff Stone (SMS), default (withdraw)
Lee Gregg (OU) def. Weisel Kemp (ORU), 6-1, 6-2
Tommy Garrison (OU) vs. Dinko Halachev (UALR), 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
Singles Consolations - Quarterfinals
Lee Gregg (OU) def. Joel Reckeway (Neb), 6-3, 6-2