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TU Ends Regular Season With 5-0 Victory Over Tulane

Junior Grant Ive won both matches to lead Tulsa to a 5-0 victory over Tulane Sunday.
Junior Grant Ive won both matches to lead Tulsa to a 5-0 victory over Tulane Sunday.
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April 15, 2012


NEW ORLEANS - The No. 26-ranked University of Tulsa men's tennis team defeated Tulane 5-0 Sunday afternoon at Goldring Tennis Center.

The Golden Hurricane (15-8, 4-0 Conference USA) has now won five straight matches and nine of its last 10. Tulane dropped to 11-10 on the season and 3-5 in league play.

The junior duo of Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson opened doubles action by rolling over Adam Bernstein and Takuma Ohashi 8-0 on the second court.

The sixth-ranked doubles team of senior Ashley Watling and junior Clifford Marsland fell 8-5 to Idan Mark and Joe Young on the top court to square proceedings.

Sophomore Japie De Klerk and freshman Alejandro Espejo clinched the doubles point for the road team with a 9-8 (8-6) decision over Rodrigo Rappaccioli and Shaye Wali at the third flight.

No. 93-ranked Marsland defeated Young 6-1, 6-4 at the second position to open singles play. Jackson dropped Bernstein 7-5, 6-0 at the fourth flight, and Ive clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Wali on the third court.

Espejo topped Rappaccioli 6-4, 7-5 at the fifth position, and the other two matches went unfinished.

The Golden Hurricane will now travel to Orlando, Fla., for the Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship April 19-22. TU will be looking to defend its title from a year ago, and the team has won five of the last six league crowns.

Tennis Match Results
Apr 15, 2012 at New Orleans, La.
(Goldring Tennis Center)

#26 Tulsa 5, Tulane 0

Singles competition 1. Idan Mark (TLN) vs. #92 Japie De Klerk (TLS) unfinished 2. #93 Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. Joe Young (TLN) 6-1, 6-4 3. Grant Ive (TLS) def. Shaye Wali (TLN) 6-2, 6-4 4. Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Adam Bernstein (TLN) 7-5, 6-0 5. Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Rodrigo Rappaccioli (TLN) 6-4, 7-5 6. Takuma Ohashi (TLN) vs. Lucian Gheorghe (TLS) unfinished

Doubles competition 1. Idan Mark/Joe Young (TLN) def. #6 Clifford Marsland/Ashley Watling (TLS) 8-5 2. Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Adam Bernstein/Takuma Ohashi (TLN) 8-0 3. Japie De Klerk/Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Rodrigo Rappaccioli/Shaye Wali (TLN) 9-8 (8-6)

Match Notes: Tulsa 15-8, 4-0 C-USA; National ranking #26 Tulane 11-10, 3-5 C-USA Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,3,5)