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No. 17 Tulsa Nets 4-1 Triumph Over TCU

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Feb. 10, 2013


TULSA, Okla. -

The No. 17-ranked Tulsa men's tennis squad picked up a 4-1 victory over No. 68 TCU on Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

The Golden Hurricane improved its record to 4-4 on the season, while the Horned Frogs fell to 5-3.

In doubles play, TU was led by the top portion of its lineup, as Clifford Marsland and Alejandro Espejo defeated Will Stein and Nick Chappell 8-5 at No. 1 Doubles. At No. 2 doubles, The senior duo of Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson earned a 8-7 (7-5) triumph over Max Stevens and JT Sundling.

Tulsa was dominant in singles play as it won or led in five of the six matches before play was halted. At No. 2 singles, Japie De Klerk, ranked No. 34 in singles, clipped No. 100 Arnau Dachs, 7-5, 6-4. No. 69 ranked Alejandro Espejo netted a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Facundo Logones at No. 3 singles.

Picking up the final win for TU was Carlos Bautista, who earned a come-from-behind triumph over Rodolfo Bustamante at No. 6 singles. After dropping the first set 7-6, (7-5), Bautista took care of business winning the final two frames 6-4 and 6-1.

The Golden Hurricane will begin a four-match road swing on Friday, Feb. 15, as TU faces Arkansas in a 5 p.m. tilt in Fayetteville.

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Tennis Match Results

TCU vs Tulsa

Feb 10, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.

(Michael D. Case Tennis Center)

#17 Tulsa 4, #68 TCU 1 

Singles competition 

1. Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Clifford Marsland (TLS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

2. #34 Japie De Klerk (TLS) def. #100 Arnau Dachs (TCU) 7-5, 6-4

3. #69 Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Facundo Lugones (TCU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

4. Grant Ive (TLS) vs. Orlando Superlano (TCU) 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-5), 2-1, unfinished

5. Tristan Jackson (TLS) vs. JT Sundling (TCU) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 2-1, unfinished

6. Carlos Bautista (TLS) def. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition 

1. Clifford Marsland/Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Will Stein/Nick Chappell (TCU) 8-5

2. Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU) 8-7 (7-5)

3. Orlando Superlano/Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Japie De Klerk/Carlos Bautista (TLS) 8-5

Match Notes:
 TCU 5-3; National ranking #68

Tulsa 4-4; National ranking #17

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,6)