Golden Hurricane Set For Outdoor Home Matches With TCU, WSU
Feb. 25, 2011
TULSA, Okla. - No. 38-ranked University of Tulsa men's tennis (7-3) is set for two home matches in a three-day span as it will play host to No. 47 TCU and unranked Wichita State. These will be the last home matches before TU hits the road for three and a half weeks. The matchup with the Horned Frogs is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 and there will be free pizza and drinks for all spectators in attendance. The tilt with the Shockers is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 1.
Both matches are tentatively scheduled to be played outdoors at Case Tennis Center. The Golden Hurricane has put together a solid 5-2 mark at home with victories coming over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Oral Roberts, Sacramento State, and Conference USA foes Memphis and UAB. The individual headliners for TU are junior Ashley Watling (No. 94), sophomores Marcelo Arevalo (No. 40) and Clifford Marsland (No. 114) and freshman Japie De Klerk (No. 117). All four members of the Golden Hurricane have posted winning records so far during the spring campaign, with De Klerk owning an unblemished 9-0 mark.
Tulsa is 5-0 against unranked foes this season, and the Golden Hurricane owns a 2-3 mark against teams inside the top 75 in the nation. TCU is currently 2-4 this year and is on a four-match losing streak. Cameron Nash and Christopher Price lead the Horned Frogs with 3-2 marks in singles action. Emanuel Brighiu and Price, the No. 48-ranked doubles pair in the nation, are 4-2 from No. 1 doubles, and Soren Goritzka and Slah Mbarek are 3-0 from No. 2 doubles.
Wichita State is 3-1 overall with matches upcoming against Oral Roberts (Feb. 25) and TCU (Feb. 28) before its tilt with the Golden Hurricane. Coach Vince Westbrook enters the weekend with an all-time record of 291-216 in his 20 years at the helm.
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