OU Mens Tennis Gets Two Wins Over Oklahoma Baptist

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 30, 2004

The Oklahoma men’s tennis team swept by Oklahoma Baptist with two wins to begin its regular season on Fri., Jan. 30, at the Woodlake Racquet Club in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Sooners won the first and second match, 7-0 and 7-0, respectively.

“For an opening match, I thought we did real well,” said head coach Paul Lockwood. “We have a lot of improving to do and a lot to work on in the next couple of months, but I feel we performed very well today.”

Sophomore Tommy Garrison (Enid, Okla.) and freshman newcomer Marek Velicka (Prerov, Czech Republic) posted their first two wins as a doubles team. Velicka also picked up his first No.1 singles win as a Sooner over OBU’s Kevan Angel, 6-1, 6-0. Junior Matt Long (Ft. Worth, Texas) and sophomore Alexei Ivanov (Izhevsk, Russia) cruised to two straight victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles play. 

Juniors Ondrej Fukala (Prerov, Czech Republic), Silviu Tanasoiu (Sibiu, Romania) and Long plus sophomores Lee Gregg (Altus, Okla.) and Ivanov all posted straight-set singles wins for the Sooners.

Oklahoma faces Oral Roberts next Fri., Feb. 6, at the Philcrest Racquet Club in Tulsa, Okla. Action is set to  begin at 6 p.m.

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Oklahoma 7, def. Oklahoma Baptist 0
Friday, January 30, 2004
Woodlake Racquet Club, Oklahoma City, Okla.

First Match
1. Alexei Ivanov (Oklahoma) def. Tyson Allard (OBU), 6-0, 6-0
2. Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Dustin Tims (OBU), 7-5, 6-1
3. Tommy Garrison (Oklahoma) def. Kevan Angel (OBU), 6-1, 6-1
4. Ondrej Fukala (Oklahoma) def. Georgie Gardev (OBU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Curtis Schube (OBU), 6-0, 6-1
6. Lee Gregg (Oklahoma) def. Eric Scroggins (OBU), 6-0, 6-0

1. Tommy Garrison/Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Dustin Tims/Georgie Gardev (OBU), 8-4
2. Matt Long/Alexei Ivanov (Oklahoma) def. Kevan Angel/Curtis Schube (OBU), 8-1
3. Silviu Tanasoiu/Ondrej Fukala (Oklahoma) def. Curtis Schube/Eric Scroggins (OBU), 8-0

Second Match
1. Marek Velicka def. Kevan Angel (OBU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Tommy Garrison (Oklahoma) def. Georgie Gardev (OBU), 6-0, 6-0
3. Alexei Ivanov (Oklahoma) def. Dustin Tims (OBU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Ondrej Fukala (Oklahoma) def. Eric Scroggins (OBU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Lee Gregg (Oklahoma) def. Tyson Allard (OBU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Matt Long (Oklahoma) def. Curtis Schube (OBU), 6-1, 6-1

1. Matt Long/Alexei Ivanov (Oklahoma) def. Georgie Gardev/Dustin Tims (OBU), 8-4
2. Tommy Garrison/Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Tyson Allard/Kevan Angel (OBU), 8-0
3. Ondrej Fukala/Silviu Tanasoiu (Oklahoma) def. Curtis Schube/Eric Scroggins (OBU), 8-2




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