No. 23-Ranked Tulsa Men's Tennis Faces Two Tennis Powerhouses
Jan. 24, 2008
Tulsa, Okla. - The No. 23-ranked University of Tulsa's men's tennis team hosts two perennial national powers this weekend at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. On Friday, Jan. 25 the Hurricane will face off against the No. 42-ranked Stanford Cardinal at 5 pm and then Sunday afternoon will play the No. 2-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
The Cardinal, 0-0, has won 17 team national championships, the most of any institution. Stanford also has four nationally-ranked individuals: No. 2 Alex Clayton, No. 41 Ted Kelly, No. 75 Richard Wire and No. 96 Matt Burch.
The Bulldogs, 0-0, are defending national champions. Georgia has three nationally-ranked individuals and one ranked doubles team: The ranked are: No. 4 Travis Helgeson, the 2007 Polo All-American Champion; No. 17 Nate Schnugg; No. 67 Jamie Hunt and No. 46 doubles team of Jamie Hunt and Daniel Tobar.
The undefeated Golden Hurricane, 3-0, will try to use the momentum from defeating No. 39-ranked California last weekend. TU, the highest nationally-ranked team in Conference USA, will counter with one individual and two doubles teams ranked. Senior Ricardo Soriano is ranked 44th, while Senior Andy Connelly and junior Ross Cunningham are ranked 5th and junior Arnau Brugues and Soriano are ranked 15th in doubles. Brugues, a two-time All-American, has not been ranked due to insufficient playing.
Next Sunday, February 3, Tulsa will face fifth-ranked Mississippi at 1 pm at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
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