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May 10, 2008

Oklahoma State Head Coach - James Wadley


"It was a really good college tennis match, the matches were close, everybody played hard and everybody played good, there was a lot of enthusiasm with the crowd and both teams.  I was fortunate, glad we won the doubles, because the doubles made the difference in the match, because the singles seem pretty even.  I was happy that Nathan (Byrnes) was able to come through after dropping the first set and come back, winning the next two.  (Anton)  Bobytskyi won in straight sets and (Oleksandr) Nedovyesov beat as talented of a player that there is in the NCAA in Denver's (Adam) Holmstrom.  He is a very, very good player, so I knew that was going to be a really quality match and it could have gone either way, very easily with the tiebreakers.  I was pleased with the outcome of the match, I thought we fought hard, I didn't think the level of play in a few matches were very good, but that happens when you have been going through finals and the end of the year and things like that.  Again, pleased with the win and looking forward to playing the winner of Binghamton and Tulsa, tomorrow." 




Denver Head Coach Danny Westerman


"I think for a team that has never been here and never been put in these kinds of positions, I think we respond unbelievably.  Losing the doubles point, I think we were a little nervous and we came out fighting and I couldn't be more proud of this team."


First time in the NCAA, do you think that is going to be a common occurrence?


"I hope so, I think we have set a little bit of a foundation, I think the seniors have been with the program for four years and I think it is getting better every year.  I am lucky enough to get on board and hopefully keep it going.  These guys, I wouldn't trade any single one of them for any player.  The character of this team is unmatched and everyday in practice it shows.  If people could see the way we practice, they wouldn't be surprised we could compete with these teams."