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Tulsa Men's Tennis Wraps up First Day at Baylor Intercollegiate

Senior Philip Stephens advanced to the round of 16 in A Draw singles.
Senior Philip Stephens advanced to the round of 16 in A Draw singles.
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Sept. 25, 2009

Waco, Texas - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team sent three doubles teams into the second round and 65th-ranked senior Philip Stephens advanced to the A Draw singles round of 16 with a pair of wins on Friday at the Baylor Intercollegiate in Waco, Texas. Stephens defeated Texas Tech's Raphael Pfister, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round and Tennessee's Edward Jones, 6-4, 6-2, in the second round.

Sophomore Ashley Watling swept past Mindaugas Celedinas of UT-Arlington 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of A Draw singles to advance to the second round where he will face 22nd-ranked Bruno Rosa of Rice.

Sophomore James Seagraves defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Alex Pavlov 6-3, 7-5 in B Draw singles first round action, but fell to Wichita State's Matheus Pereira in a tough 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) decision.

In doubles action, all three Tulsa teams won their first round matchups with James Seagraves and Rusty Turpin defeating Tennessee's Matteo Fago and Edward Jones, 8-3, and Philip Stephens and Ashley Watling beating Emanuel Brighiu and Zach Nichols of TCU, 8-5, in the first round of A Draw doubles. Alastair Barnes and Patrick Collins topped Brievc Hamon and Adam Srkala of UT-Arlington, 8-5, in the opening round of B Draw doubles.

The HEB Baylor Intercollegiate continues through Sunday at the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas. Updated draws and results can be viewed http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=82356.



Singles Agate

A Draw Round 1 (Round of 64) Alberto Bautista (TAMU) def. Alastair Barnes (TLS), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 Ashley Watling (TLS) def. Mindaugas Celedinas (UTA), 6-0, 6-0 #65 Philip Stephens (TLS) def. Raphael Pfister (TTU), 6-3, 6-4

Round 2 (Round of 32) #65 Philip Stephens (TLS) def. Edward Jones (Tenn.), 6-4, 6-2 Ashley Watling (TLS) vs. #22 Bruno Rosa (Rice)

Consolation Round 1 Alastair Barnes (TLS) def. Rodrigo Morgado (UTSA), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)

B Draw Round 1 (Round of 64) Paul Chappelle (TCU) def. Rusty Turpin (TLS), 6-4, 6-2 James Seagraves (TLS) def. Alex Pavlov (TAMUCC), 6-3, 7-5 Bryan Joiner (ACU) def. Patrick Collins (TLS), 6-3, 7-6

Round 2 (Round of 32) Matheus Pereira (WSU) def. James Seagraves (TLS), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Consolation Round 1 Rusty Turpin (TLS) def. Gonzalo Bienzobas (UTA), 6-3, 6-3 Dennis Polyakov (Rice) def. Patrick Collins (TLS), 6-1, 6-4

Doubles Agate

A Draw Round 1 (Round of 32) Seagraves/Turpin (TLS) def. Fago/Jones (Tenn.), 8-3 Stephens/Watling (TLS) def. Brighiu/Nichols (TCU), 8-5

Round 2 (Round of 16) Seagraves/Turpin (TLS) vs. #6 Baumann/Michalicka (Wisc.) Stephens/Watling (TLS) vs. #39 Beleleu/Daescu (OU)

B Draw Round 1 (Round of 32) Barnes/Collins (TLS) def. Hamon/Srkala (UTA), 8-5

Round 2 (Round of 16) Barnes/Collins (TLS) vs. Chang/Podlewski (Rice)