Tulsa Men's Tennis Team Moves Up to No. 18 in the Nation
March 3, 2009
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team moved up two spots to No. 18 in the latest Campbell/ITA National Men's Team poll released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Golden Hurricane defeated then 34th-ranked Vanderbilt, 5-2, last Sunday to improve to 11-5 on the season.
Senior Arnau Brugues dropped two spots to No. 3 in the national men's singles poll despite defeating a pair of nationally-ranked opponents over the past two weeks. Brugues defeated then 68th-ranked Emanuel Brighiu of TCU and then 103rd-ranked Bryant Salcedo of Vanderbilt. On the season, Brugues owns a 28-3 singles record, including a 16-3 mark against nationally-ranked opponents.
Tulsa's top doubles team of junior Philip Stephens and Arnau Brugues moved up two spots to No. 3 in the country. Brugues and Stephens are 14-5 this season, with a 10-4 record against nationally-ranked opposition.
Stephens and Kolik have not played together since the fall season at the Baylor Intercollegiate on Sept. 28, 2008. The duo went 2-1 and defeated Texas Tech's Raony Carvalho and Christian Rojmar, who are currently ranked 10th in the nation.
Cunningham and Stephens have played together the past two duel matches going 2-0, which includes an 8-5 win against then 25th-ranked Adam Baker and Alex Zotov of Vanderbilt.
No. 18 Tulsa is back on the court against 63rd-ranked San Diego at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
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