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Tulsa Drops Tight Match to No. 19 Texas

Tulsa's Arnau Brugues picked up a win at the one position, but Tulsa was unable to take the victory from Texas.
Tulsa's Arnau Brugues picked up a win at the one position, but Tulsa was unable to take the victory from Texas.
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Feb. 9, 2007

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Tulsa's Arnau Brugues picked up a win at the one position, but Tulsa was unable to take the victory from Texas.


Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team (4-2) picked up the doubles point, but were unable to hold off No. 19 Texas, falling by the score of 4-3 on Friday evening at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

The Golden Hurricane's Ricardo Soriano battled to a 1-1 split in the first two sets, but fell short in the final set, losing to the Longhorn's Luis Diaz-Barriga, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Tulsa took the early 1-0 lead when the duo of Ross Cunningham and Diego Camacho notched an 8-5 win, while Andy Connelly and Lucques Maasdorp grabbed an 8-3 win.

Texas evened the score when Josh Zavala handed TU's Cunningham a 6-3, 6-4 loss, and moved ahead, 2-1, when Dimitar Kutrovsky took a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision from Federico Soriano.

The Golden Hurricane tied the score at 2-2 when No. 6 ranked nationally Arnau Brugues defeated Miguel Reyes Varela 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4).

UT regained a 3-2 lead when Milan Mihailovic handed Will Gray a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 loss, but TU responded when Diego Camacho was victorious over Jon Weigand, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Tulsa will be back in action on February 11 when it hosts No. 25 California at 3 p.m. at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results Texas vs Tulsa 2/9/2007 at Tulsa, Okla.

#19 Texas 4, #29 Tulsa 3

Singles competition 1. #6 Arnau Brugues (TLS) def. Miguel Reyes Varela (UT) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4) 2. #96 Milan Mihailovic (UT) def. #34 Will Gray (TLS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 3. Dimitar Kutrovsky (UT) def. Federico Soriano (TLS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 4. Luis Diaz-Barriga (UT) def. #90 Ricardo Soriano (TLS) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 5. Josh Zavala (UT) def. Ross Cunningham (TLS) 6-3, 6-4 6. Diego Camacho (TLS) def. Jon Wiegand (UT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles competition 1. Miguel Reyes Varela/Jon Wiegand (UT) def. #12 Arnau Brugues/Federico Soriano (TLS) 8-6 2. Ross Cunningham/Diego Camacho (TLS) def. Dimitar Kutrovsky/Josh Zavala (UT) 8-5 3. Andy Connelly/Lucques Maasdorp (TLS) def. Milan Mihailovic/Luis Diaz-Barriga (UT) 8-3

Match Notes: Texas 2-1; National ranking #19 Tulsa 4-2; National ranking #29 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,1,2,6,4) T-3:55 A-200