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TU Men's Tennis Team Falls to Conference Foe SMU, 5-2

Tulsa's 45th-ranked Alejandro Tejerina overcame 55th-ranked Brunstrom, 7-6, 6-1, in the top singles position.
Tulsa's 45th-ranked Alejandro Tejerina overcame 55th-ranked Brunstrom, 7-6, 6-1, in the top singles position.
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March 30, 2003

Tulsa, Okla. - The 51st-ranked Tulsa men's tennis team (10-10) was upset, 5-2, by 54th-ranked SMU on Sunday afternoon at the Haggar Tennis Stadium on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.

In doubles action, Dustin Taylor and Ryan Livesay upset SMU's 51st-ranked doubles tandem, Johan Brunstrom and Henrik Soderberg, 8-4 in the No. 1 position, but it wasn't enough as the Golden Hurricane fell in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, losing the doubles point.

Tulsa's 45th-ranked Alejandro Tejerina overcame 55th-ranked Brunstrom, 7-6, 6-1, in the top singles position, netting one of two points for the Golden Hurricane. In the No. 2 slot, 87th-ranked Lukasz Senczyszyn earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory over TU's Livesay. Also for TU, 102nd-ranked Taylor netted a comeback win over 52nd-ranked Gwinyai Chingoka, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The Golden Hurricane is in action again next week as it faces Oklahoma State on the road on Wednesday, April 2nd beginning at 2:00 p.m.

#51 Tulsa vs. #54 SMU - March 30, 2003 - Away - L, 5-2
Singles - 
#45 Alejandro Tejerina (TU) def. #55 Johan Brunstrom (SMU), 7-6, 6-1
#87 Lukasz Senczyszyn (SMU) def. Ryan Livesay (TU), 6-1, 6-2
#102 Dustin Taylor (TU) def. #52 Gwinyai Chingoka (SMU), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Ryan Mauck (SMU) def. Aleksander Charpantidis (TU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Henrik Soderberg (SMU) def. Tom Murray (TU), 6-3, 6-3
Peter Oredsson (SMU) def. Shunsuke Shimizu (TU), 6-0, 6-4
Doubles - 
Taylor/Livesay (TU) def. #51 Brunstrom/Soderberg (SMU), 8-4
Eric Cohn/Mauck (SMU) def. Murray/Shimizu (TU), 8-1
Chingoka/Senczyszyn (SMU) def. Tejerina/Charpantidis (TU), 8-4