Two Sooner tandems are the co-champions of the doubles draw at the Longhorn Invitational.
Nov. 4, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's tennis team claimed the finals doubles win with co-champion tandems at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 4. All-American Dane Webb lost in the Singles A finals match.
Sooner tandems Webb and Costin Paval and Peerakit Siributwong and Leonard Stakhovsky made it to the doubles finals and were declared doubles co-champions of the tournament.
"Overall, we had a great weekend," assistant coach Bo Hodge said. "I think we will have some of the strongest doubles teams in the country this year."
Princeton's ITA No. 67 Matija Pecotic topped No. 57 Webb 7-6, 7-6, to win the finals match at the invitational. Pecotic is the current Division I Northeast Regional champion.
"Dane lost a very close match to a guy that's top five in the country," Hodge said. "He's playing some of the best tennis he has ever played. We are expecting him to have a breakout year."
The Sooners conclude fall play at the USTA/ITA Indoor National Championships that begin Thursday, Nov. 8.
Redshirt junior Guillermo Alcorta will represent OU in singles play as the USTA/ITA Central Region singles champion.
Alcorta and Alvarez Llamas will compete after winning the USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Championships. The tandem of Paval and Webb will also compete as at-large selections.
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