Men's Tennis Hosts Top-Ranked Ohio State

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 06, 2014
Boomer Weekend Triathlon
OU fans have the chance to win a variety of prizes for attending at least five of the 12 home sporting events scheduled for March 7-9.

Throughout the weekend, fans will receive a punch card that they can get validated at a marketing checkpoint at every event they attend. After five punches, fans will receive a free ticket to the OU Football Spring Game on April 12 and will be qualified for a grand prize drawing.

The grand prize winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries and will receive usage of a 10-person suite and a VIP fan experience at the OU Spring Game. The VIP fan experience includes a tour of the football facility on game day, a group picture on the field and an on-field recognition during a timeout, as well as a meet-and-greet opportunity with OU Football alumni. 

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NORMAN, Okla. -- The biggest collegiate tennis match of the season comes to Oklahoma as the fourth-ranked Sooners host No. 1 Ohio State Friday evening.

Admission is free to the event that is part of the Boomer Weekend Triathlon kickoff. Serve's up at the Headington Family Tennis Center March 7 at 5 p.m.

“Our guys are excited about this weekend,” OU head coach John Roddick said. “It’s a big non-conference match, but that’s exactly what it is, non-conference. For us or Ohio State the winners have a lot to gain and the losers don’t really have a lot to lose. It will be hard-fought and a good test for each team.”

Ohio State (17-0) has been the nation’s top-ranked team since winning the ITA National Team Indoors Championship Feb. 17. Oklahoma (12-1) has nine victories over ITA Top-60 teams and claimed their highest ranking in program history last week.

“We play these matches because they are big opportunities. It really has the biggest impact on NCAA seeding later in the year. It’s just a good opportunity, and hopefully we have a good turnout.”

The Sooners’ roster is bolstered with four of the top 25 rated players in men’s singles – second-ranked Guillermo Alcorta, No. 3 Axel Alvarez, No. 24 Dane Webb and No. 25 Andrew Harris. OU also boasts the 46th- and 60th-ranked doubles tandems of Harris and Webb and Peerakit Siributwong and Nick Papac, respectively.

Ohio State features the nation’s third-rated doubles pair of Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka, and three of the top 100 singles players.

To close the weekend, Oklahoma hosts No. 21 Wake Forest at Sunday, March 9, at 12 p.m.

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