NORMAN, Okla.—Oklahoma’s Dane Webb and Andrew Harris advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship that began Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.
Webb, ranked No. 41 by the ITA, upset No. 19 Harrison Adams of Texas A&M in the first round, 6-0, 7-5, to move forward in the tournament.
The junior, named to the All-Tournament Team at No. 3 singles, will face No. 11 Peter Kobelt of Ohio State in the second round.
Harris, ranked No. 53 in the nation, defeated No. 106 Henry Craig of Denver. The freshman moved on to the next round after a 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 win. He will face California’s Ben McLachlan, ranked No. 55, who upset No. 8 Jared Hiltzik of Illinois in the first round.
Webb and Harris will also begin competition in doubles on Thursday. The duo will face Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka of Ohio State at 4:30 p.m. CT. The Sooners will look for revenge as the pair fell to Kobelt and Metka in an 8-7(2) match back in March.
Senior Guillermo Alcorta and sophomore Axel Alvarez were scheduled to compete in the singles draw as the No. 5 and No. 7 seeds, respectively, but withdrew this morning.
All four athletes were key members of a Sooner team that completed its run through the NCAA Championship by finishing as the runner-up last night.