No. 35 Men's Tennis Faces Two Teams Ranked in Top-8 in Texas This Weekend
March 19, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - No. 35 University of Tulsa men's tennis team travels to Texas this weekend to face host No. 5 Baylor on Friday at 7 p.m. and host No. 8 Texas on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Golden Hurricane (10-7) has three singles players ranked with No. 63 Japie De Klerk, No. 67 Clifford Marsland and No. 108 Alejandro Espejo and one doubles team ranked of No. 19 Marsland and Dylan McCloskey.
De Klerk has posted a 9-5 record in dual matches this season, including an 8-5 record at the No. 1 singles position, while Marsland has posted a 13-4 overall record with an 11-3 record in dual matches, including a 10-3 record at the No. 2 singles position.
Espejo has posted a 17-6 overall record this season with a 13-2 record in dual matches, including a perfect 9-0 record at the No. 3 singles position and has won his last 10 matches. Marsland and McCloskey has posted an 11-7 overall record this season, including a 9-6 record in dual matches at the No. 1 doubles position. The duo has posted a 5-3 record against nationally ranked doubles team.
Baylor (11-4) has five singles players ranked with No. 8 Julian Lenz, No. 15 Patrick Pradella, No. 31 Diego Galeano, No. 97 Tony Lupieri and No. 104 Michel Dornbuschson, while Texas (14-3) has three singles players ranked with No. 26 Lloyd Glassspool, No. 29 Søren Hess-Olesen and No. 57 Geroge Goldhoff and two doubles team ranked of No. 7 Glasspool and Hess-Olesen and No. 77 Goldhoff and Jacoby Lewis.
Marsland has recorded 81 career singles wins, which ties him for eighth most in school history with Gareth Williams from 1996-99.
The final five matches of the regular season for the Golden Hurricane are against team ranked in the top-30, including four teams ranked in the top-8. The Golden Hurricane faces No. 5 Baylor and No. 8 Texas this weekend, No. 29 South Florida on Friday, April 4, No. 1 Oklahoma on Sunday, April 6 and No. 2 Ohio State on Friday, April 11.
This season, the Hurricane has posted an 8-7 record against ranked opponents as the last 13 matches have been against ranked opponents.
The Golden Hurricane takes a week off before returning home for the final homestand of the regular season with No. 29 South Florida on Friday, April 4 and No. 1 Oklahoma on Sunday, April 6.
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