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March 29, 2013

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TULSA, Okla. - The No. 24 Tulsa men's tennis squad, led by junior Clifford Marsland and sophomore Alejandro Espejo, dispatched Conference USA foe Rice, 5-2, on Friday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. 

The Golden Hurricane (10-6) wraps up its three-match home stand against No. 58 New Mexico on Monday, April 1. Start time for the match is slated for 2 p.m.

Tulsa earned the doubles point as freshman Carlos Bautista teamed up with junior Japie De Klerk at No. 3 doubles to pick up an 8-3 win over Jonathan Chang and Leif Berger. The Hurricane sealed the point with an 8-5 win by Espejo and Marsland on the top court against Adam Gustafsson and Tommy Bennett.

Bautista propelled TU to a 2-0 lead after he quickly dispatched Peter Frank, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 5 singles.   

After Grant Ive fell at No. 3 singles, Marsland, ranked No. 49 in singles play, defeated Chang, 6-3, 7-5 to give TU a 3-1 advantage.

Espejo clinched the match for the Hurricane at No. 4 singles. After losing the first set to Phillip Seifert, Espejo rallied to win the match, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Senior Tristan Jackson picked up the final point for TU with a 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) victory over Gustavo Gonzalez.

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Tennis Match Results
Rice vs Tulsa
Mar 29, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.
(Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
#24 Tulsa 5, #69 Rice 2
Singles competition 

1. #49 Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. Jonathan Chang (RICE) 6-3, 7-5
2. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. #35 Japie De Klerk (TLS) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Grant Ive (TLS) 6-0, 6-2
4. Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Philipp Seifert (RICE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Carlos Bautista (TLS) def. Peter Frank (RICE) 6-3, 6-0
6. Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Gustavo Gonzalez (RICE) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
Doubles competition 

1. Clifford Marsland/Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Adam Gustafsson/Tommy Bennett (RICE) 8-5
2. Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (TLS) vs. Peter Frank/Philipp Seifert (RICE) 5-5, unfinished
3. Japie De Klerk/Carlos Bautista (TLS) def. Jonathan Chang/Leif Berger (RICE) 8-3
Match Notes: Rice 8-10; National ranking #69
Tulsa 10-6; National ranking #24
Official: Bob Holland  T-3:45  A-267
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (5,3,1,4,6,2)