March 14, 2001
Tulsa Among Nation's Top Teams at Blue-Gray Classic:
The Golden Hurricane (8-4) will compete in the 2001 Blue-Gray National Collegiate Tennis Classic at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala. The five-day event will begin on Wednesday, March 14 and run through Sunday, March 18. Matches are expected to run all day.
The field features 18 of the nation's top 75 teams. Of the 18 teams, three are members of the Western Athletic Conference-- Fresno State, Rice and Tulsa-- and future WAC member Boise State.
TU Sweeps Hawaii, Xavier:
Last week, Tulsa journeyed to Honolulu, Hawaii, to take on the Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii and Xavier.
In a WAC match with Hawaii, TU claimed the doubles point with wins at the top and bottom doubles slots. The Hurricane then captured four of six singles contests to secure the 5-2 victory over UH.
A day later in Honolulu, the Golden Hurricane stormed past the Xavier Musketeers, 7-0. TU swept all six singles contests and all three doubles matches for its eighth win of the season.
McGregor Among Nation's Top-40 Players:
In this week's WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings, junior Dane McGregor (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is the 39th-ranked tennis player in the country. The ranking marks the highest of his collegiate career and is the highest ranking for a TU player since former Hurricane All-American Gareth Williams was the country's 38th-ranked player in May 1999. McGregor broke into the national polls at No. 64 in the Feb. 24, 2001, edition of the WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings. For the season, he is 14-4 overall and a perfect 4-0 against nationally-ranked opponents.
TU's Doubles Tandem of Sudhakara and McGregor Ranked No. 27:
Tulsa's top doubles duo of juniors Dane McGregor and Shri Sudhakara (Bangalore, India) is ranked as the 27th-best doubles team in America. McGregor and Sudhakara are 10-4 overall in 2000-2001 and 8-1 during the spring season. The tandem's lone loss in dual play was an 8-5 setback to Virginia Commonwealth's fifth-ranked team of Frank Moser and Florian Marquardt.
Monk Quietly Recording Stellar Season:
Tulsa junior Sean Monk (Las Vegas, Nev.) is quietly enjoying the best season of his career in 2000-2001. Monk's 15-3 singles mark is the second-best record on the team this season. But more importantly, he is 10-1 in dual matches this spring at the bottom of the lineup. Monk is 1-0 at the No. 5 spot and 9-1 at the No. 6 position. The 15 wins ties his single-season mark for victories. He also recorded 15 victories during his freshman season.
Senior Micah Zomer (Tulsa, Okla.) leads Tulsa in singles wins with a 17-6 record. Zomer is 7-3 in spring dual matches.
Dane McGregor remains perfect this spring with a 10-0 dual mark.
Four TU players have won 14 or more singles matches this season including Micah Zomer (17), Sean Monk (15), Dane McGregor (14) and junior Pawel Sebastyanski (Wroclaw, Poland) (14).