Tulsa Men's Tennis Falls to No. 5 Texas, 6-1
April 7, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas - The 31st-ranked Tulsa men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 5 Texas in the first match of its road trip on Wednesday evening at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas. The Hurricane falls to 14-7 on the season, while the Longhorns improve to 20-2.
Philip Stephens and Ashley Watling, the 30th-ranked doubles team in the nation, shocked 6th-ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala, 8-3, in No. 1 doubles, but the Hurricane suffered losses in the No. 2 and 3 positions to drop the doubles point.
Stephens tied the score at 1-1 with an impressive 6-3, 6-3 upset of 82nd-ranked Kellen Damico in No. 3 singles, but the Longhorns captured wins on the remaining five courts to take the 6-1 victory.
55th-ranked Marcelo Arevalo fell short in an upset bid of 10th-ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky in No. 1 singles, losing a tough first set 7-6 (2) and the second set 6-3. Grant Ive pushed 81st-ranked Josh Zavala in No. 5 singles, but eventually lost 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Tulsa travels to Houston to face conference rival No. 42 Rice on Friday at 1:00 p.m.
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