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Men's Tennis Wraps Up Competition At Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

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Sept. 17, 2012

MIDLAND, Texas -

The University of Tulsa men's tennis team opened its fall campaign at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational on September 14-16.

The senior duo of Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson, who were the No. 1 seed in the tournament, advanced to the semifinals in the doubles competition after dispatching Tin Ostojic and Erick Reyes of Wichita State in the second round (8-6) and Raphael Pfister and Franciso Zambon of Texas Tech in the quarterfinals (8-5).  The tandem would fall to Wichita State's Matheus Pereira and Alvaro Gutierrez in the semifinals by a count of 8-2.  Pereira and Gutirrez went on to win the doubles title at the invite.

Ive won his first match in the second round in singles play rallying to defeat Victor Hoang of Arkansas, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Ive won the first set against Mads Hegulund of New Mexico in the round of 16, but dropped a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 decision. 

Freshman Matt Kirby, in his first collegiate match, lost to Nebraska's Dusty Boyer 6-4, 6-2 in the main bracket and fell to Tomislav Gregurovic of Wichita State in the consolation bracket. 

The team will compete at the HEB Invitational, hosted by Baylor University, September 21-23 in Waco, Texas.

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Tennis Match Results

September 16-18 at Midland, Texas

(The Racquet Club)

Singles Main Draw

First Round

Dusty Boyer (Nebraska) def. Matt Kirby (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-2

Second Round

Grant Ive (Tulsa) def. Victor Hoang (Arkansas), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Round of 16

Mads Hegulund (New Mexico) def. Grant Ive (Tulsa), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4


Singles Consolation Round

Tomislav Gregurovic (Wichita State) def. Matt Kirby (Tulsa), (No Score Reported)


Doubles Main Draw

Second Round

Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (Tulsa) def. Tin Ostojic/Erick Reyes (Wichita State), 8-6



Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (Tulsa) def. Raphael Pfister/Franciso Zambon (Texas Tech), 8-6



Matheus Pereira/Alvaro Gutierrez (Wichita State) def. Grant Ive/Tristan Jackson (Tulsa), 8-2