No. 39 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 5 Oklahoma 6-1 Sunday
April 6, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - No. 39 University of Tulsa men's tennis team fell to No. 5 Oklahoma 6-1 on Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center after winning the doubles point.
Junior Alejandro Espejo and senior Japie De Klerk clinched the doubles point for the Golden Hurricane (10-11) with an 8-7 (6) win at the No. 2 position over No. 17 Dane Webb and Andrew Harris. The OU doubles duo took a 3-0 lead in the tie-breaker, but Tulsa battled back to tie the match at four. The rest of the tie-breaker went back and fourth and was tied at six. Espejo and De Klerk won the final two points to win the tie-breaker and the doubles point.
Oklahoma won all six singles matches. No. 2 Axel Alvarez Llamas of Oklahoma clinched the match for the Sooners after defeating No. 63 Japie De Klerk 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 1 singles position.
The Golden Hurricane travels to Columbus, Ohio to face No. 1 Ohio State on Friday at 5 p.m. before returning home to face Incarnate Word at 10 a.m. and Oral Roberts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.
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No. 5 Oklahoma 6, No. 39 Tulsa 1
1. #2 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) d. #63 Japie De Klerk (TLS) 6-3, 6-4
2. #5 Guillermo Alcorta (OU) d. #84 Clifford Marsland (TLS) 6-3, 6-4
3. #43 Dane Webb (OU) d. #125 Alejandro Espejo (TLS) 6-4, 6-4
4. #41 Andrew Harris (OU) d. Dylan McCloskey (TLS) 6-1, 6-2
5. Austin Siegel (OU) d. Or Ram-Harel (TLS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
6. Alex Ghilea (OU) d. Carlos Bautista (TLS) 6-2 7-6 (3)
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 6, 1, 5, 3
1. #22 Clifford Marsland/Dylan McCloskey (TLS) d. Guillermo Alcorta/Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) 8-3
2. Alejandro Espejo/Japie De Klerk (TLS) d. #17 Dane Webb/Andrew Harris (OU) 8-7 (6)
3. #72 Peerakit Siributwong/Nick Papac (OU) d. Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos (TLS) 8-7 (6)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
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