Adrian Oetzbach, a sophomore, is one of just two returning players this year. After joining the roster in January of 2017, Oetzbach has become a veteran on this season’s team, anchoring the Sooners from the No. 2 line. Most recently, the Velbert, Germany, native saw action on court one against Wichita State, when he clinched the match for OU win a 6-2, 6-4 win.
Oetzbach has seen great success in doubles play, most notably alongside fellow German Jochen Bertsch – the pair entered the spring season ranked No. 43 in the ITA release after making a run to the ITA Regional Championship quarterfinal during fall tournament season. Now in dual play, the duo clinched the key doubles point against then-No. 28 Kentucky in a thriller, winning 7-6 (9) on court three after the Sooners split with the Wildcats on the other two courts, and setting OU up to rout Kentucky, 6-1.
Meet the sophomore who has become a key element of the Sooners' success.