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No. 22 Tulsa Men's Tennis Team Gets 4-3 Win Over #37 Minnesota

Senior Tristan Jackson gained an all-important win at the No. 6 singles position.
Senior Tristan Jackson gained an all-important win at the No. 6 singles position.
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Feb. 1, 2013

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Tulsa, Oklahoma - In a tightly contested match, it came down to a three-set decision at flight one with Tulsa's Clifford Marsland defeating Minnesota's 49th-ranked Rok Bonin that gave the No. 22-ranked Golden Hurricane a 4-3 victory over the #37 Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday night at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Tulsa, playing its fifth straight top-40 opponent, improved to 2-3 on the season, while Minnesota dropped to 1-3. Tulsa returns to the Michael D. Case Tennis Center to host No. 14-ranked Baylor on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.



Marsland trailed 5-4 in the first set, but battled back to even the score at 6-6, losing the tie-breaker 7-4. However, the Tulsa senior forced a final set with his 6-2 victory in the second and clinched the team victory for the Hurricane with another 6-2 win in the third.

The Hurricane swept the doubles point with victories at the No.1 and No. 2 spots. Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson claimed the first doubles victory with an 8-5 win over Minnesota's Leandro Toledo and Mathieu Froment at the No. 2 position. Tulsa's No. 1 doubles team of Clifford Marsland and Japie De Klerk also registered an 8-5 win against Rok Bonin and Mathieu Froment to claim a 1-0 lead entering singles competition.

Tulsa went into singles play without the No. 39-ranked Japie DeKlerk at the No. 2 slot for the Hurricane. Minnesota grabbed two-set victories at the No. 2, 3 and 4 singles positions, while Tulsa;s singles wins came at No. 1, 5 and 6.

The Gophers evened the score at 1-1 when the nation's 69th-ranked Leandro Toledo took a straight set victory over Tulsa's Grant Ive 6-3, 6-1 to win the first singles point of the night at flight 2.

Tulsa freshman Carlos Bautista claimed Tulsa's first singles win at the No. 5 slot to put the Hurricane ahead 2-1. After trailing 5-4 in the first set, Bautista came back for a 7-5 victory and then cruised to a 6-1 second set win over Brendan Ruddock. Minnesota tied the scored at two apiece when Mathieu Froment captured a 6-4, 6-3 win at the No. 3 position over Hurricane freshman Lucas Vaz.

Tristan Jackson's victory at the No. 6 position put the Hurricane ahead 3-2. Jackson won by identical 6-4, 6-4 scores over the Gophers' Juan Pablo Ramirez. Just seconds later, Minnesota tied the match 3-3 when flight 4 was decided with a 7-6, 6-4 victory by Jack Hamburg over Tulsa's #69-ranked Alejandro Espejo. Trailing 5-4 in the first set, Espejo battled back to even the score at 6-6, but failed to grab the first set victory, losing the tiebreaker 7-3.

Tied at 3-3, it came down to the flight one match between Tulsa's Marsland and Minnesota's Bonin that would clinch the victory.

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Tulsa Men vs. Minnesota
Feb. 1, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.
Michael D. Case Tennis Center

RESULTS #22 Tulsa 4, #37 Minnesota 3 Singles No. 1 Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. #49 Rok Bonin (MINN) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 No. 2 #63 Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Grant Ive (TLS) 6-3, 6-1 No. 3 Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Lucas Vaz (TLS) 6-4, 6-3 No. 4 Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. #69 Alejandro Espejo (TLS) 7-6 (3), 6-4 No. 5 Carlos Bautista (TLS) def. Brendan Ruddock (MINN) 7-5, 6-1 No. 6 Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles No. 1 Marsland/Espejo (TLS) def. Bonin/Froment (MINN) 8-5 No. 2 Ive/Jackson (TLS) def. Toledo/Ramirez (MINN) 8-5 No. 3 Bautista/De Klerk (TLS) vs. Ruddock/Hamburg (MINN) unfinished

Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2, 5, 3, 6, 4, 1)