TU Men's Tennis Defeats Oral Roberts and Wichita State Friday
Jan. 17, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team defeated Oral Roberts, 7-0, and No. 61 Wichita State, 4-0, on Friday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Golden Hurricane started the day with Oral Roberts and won the doubles point. TU doubles team of Clifford Marlsand and Dylan McCloskey defeated Jason Mechali and Fabian Zierleyn of Oral Roberts 6-1 and TU doubles team of Carlos Bautista and Matthew Kirby defeated Braxton Bates and Michael Sosnowski of Oral Roberts 6-3.
The doubles match of TU doubles team Alejandro Espejo and Japie De Klerk and ORU doubles team of Amar Saletovic and Parker Allen went unfinished as TU had already clinched the doubles point, but Espejo and De Klerk was up 5-2.
Kirby won the first singles match for Tulsa defeating Sosnowski 6-0, 6-2. No. 71 Bautista won the second singles match of the day with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Saletovic.
Juan Carvajal finished the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Zierleyn for a 7-0 TU win in an hour and 45 minute match.
No. 25 Tulsa 4, No. 61 Wichita State 0 The Golden Hurricane started by winning the doubles point as TU doubles team Alejandro Espejo/Japie De Klerk defeated WSU's doubles team Guillermo Nicol/Guillermo de Vilchez 6-1 and TU's doubles team of Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos defeated Illja Cuic/Jocelyn Devilliers 6-1.
Espejo won the first singles match 6-1, 6-1 over Tomislav Gregurovic followed by De Klerk's 6-0, 6-1 win over Illja Cuic for a 3-0 TU lead.
McCloskey won the final point as he defeated Guillermo de Vilchez 6-4, 6-5 (4) to give TU a 4-0 win in an hour and 57 minute match.
The other three matches did not finish as TU had clinched the match. No. 71 Carlos Bautista lost the first set to Tin Ostojic 6-5 (8), but was winning the second set 5-2. Carvajal won the first set 6-3, but fell in the second set 5-6 and was winning the third set 1-0. Santos won the first set 6-3, fell in the second set 6-0, but was winning the third set 4-1.
The Golden Hurricane returns to action on Sunday with two matches against No. 30 Drake University at noon and against Illinois State at 5 p.m.
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No. 25 Tulsa 7, Oral Roberts 0 Singles
#71 Carlos Bautista (TLS) d. Amar Saletovic (ORU) 6-0, 6-0
Juan Carvajal (TLS) d. Fabian Zierleyn (ORU) 6-4, 6-3
Dylan McCloskey (TLS) d. Jason Mechali (ORU) 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Santos (TLS) d. Parker Allen (ORU) 6-1 6-3
Matthew Kirby (TLS) d. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) 6-0, 6-2
Chase Gordon (TLS) d. Cole Guy (ORU) 6-4 6-2
Doubles Clifford Marsland/Dylan McCloskey (TLS) d. Jason Mechali/Fabian Zierleyn (ORU) 6-1
Carlos Bautista/Matthew Kirby (TLS) d. Braxton Bates/Michael Sosnowski (ORU) 6-3
Alejandro Espejo/Japie De Klerk (TLS) vs. Amar Saletovic/Parker Allen (ORU) 5-2 unfinished
No. 25 Tulsa 4, No. 61 Wichita State 0 Singles
Japie De Klerk (TLS) d. Ilija Cuic (WSU) 6-0, 6-1
#71 Carlos Bautista (TLS) vs. Tin Ostojic (WSU) 5-6 (8), 5-2 unfinished
Alejandro Espejo (TLS) d. Tomislav Gregurovic (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
Juan Caravjal (TLS) vs. Guillermo Nicol (WSU) 6-3, 5-6, 1-0 unfinished
Dylan McCloskey (TLS) vs. Guillermo de Vilchez (WSU) 6-4, 6-5 (4)
Daniel Santos (TLS) vs. Jocelyn Devillers (WSU) 6-3, 0-6, 4-1 unfinished
Clifford Marsland/Dylan McCloskey (TLS) vs. Tomislav Gregurovic/Tin Ostojic (WSU) 5-2 unfinished
Alejandro Espejo/Japie De Klerk (TLS) d. Guillermo Nicol/Guillermo de Vilchez (WSU) 6-1
Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos (TLS) d. Ilija Cuic/Jocelyn Devilliers (WSU) 6-1
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