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Tulsa Men's Tennis Weekly Release #8

Tulsa junior Sean Monk leads the Hurricane in singles wins this season with 23.
Tulsa junior Sean Monk leads the Hurricane in singles wins this season with 23.
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April 17, 2001

Tulsa Battles Oklahoma State, Plays Final Match at Harwell Courts against Kansas:
The 49th-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane (12-11) concludes the regular season this week with matches against Region V rivals Oklahoma State (12-7) and Kansas (14-9).

After inclement weather postponed last week's match, the Hurricane invades Stillwater this Tuesday (4/17) to battle the OSU Cowboys. The match will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the DeBois Tennis Center. A year ago in Tulsa, the Cowboys slipped by the Hurricane, 4-3. Tuesday's TU-OSU matchup marks the 35th meeting between the two schools.

On Sunday, April 22, an era in the Tulsa men's tennis program comes to a close as the Hurricane plays its final regular season home match ever at the Harwell Tennis Courts against Kansas. Next year, Tulsa moves into the new Michael D. Case Center. The match, which begins at 10:00 a.m. will not only mark the last match at the Harwell Tennis Courts, but it will also serve as the final meeting between the Hurricane and Jayhawks. Earlier this season, the University of Kansas announced that the KU men's tennis program would be dropped at the conclusion of the 2000-01 campaign.

Tulsa's Sebastyanski Upsets Nation's Fourth-Ranked Singles Player:
Although Tulsa completed last week with an 0-2 mark against two of the nation's top-10 teams-- #8 SMU and #2 TCU-- junior Pawel Sebastyanski (Wroclaw, Poland) recorded one of the most memorable matches of his career against the Horned Frogs.

Against the second-ranked Horned Frogs, a 5-2 TU loss, Sebastyanski pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of the TU men's tennis program. At the No. 1 singles position, Sebastyanski squared off against TCU's Esteban Carril, the nation's fourth-ranked singles player. Sebastyanski battled toe-to-toe with Carril and stung the Horned Frogs' top singles player in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5. The loss snapped Carril's 12-match win streak.

Monk Picks UP WAC Honors for the Second Time this Season:
Tulsa junior Sean Monk (Las Vegas, Nev.) was named the Western Athletic Conference men's tennis Player of the Week for matches played April 2-8. Monk has won the weekly award twice this season. He was also named the WAC Player of the Week for contests played March 19-25.

Monk led the Hurricane to a perfect 2-0 record two weeks ago with home wins over Oral Roberts and Boise State.? For the week, he knotted two singles wins to aid Tulsa's cause. ? He needs six wins to break into the school's top-10 chart for career singles victories.? His 23 wins to date are a single-season career best and the most by a TU player this season.? In less than three seasons of play, he boasts a career singles mark of 46-32 and needs three more singles victories this season to move into a four-way tie for eighth-place among the school's single-season leaders.

Twenty Something:
This season a total of four Hurricane players have registered 20 or more singles wins. Sean Monk leads the team with 23 victories, while junior Dane McGregor (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and senior Micah Zomer (Tulsa, Okla.) each have 21 wins apiece. Pawel Sebastyanski is the most recent player to reach the 20-plus win club with 20 victories this season. It marks the first time since the 1997-98 campaign in which four Tulsa players have recorded 20 or more singles wins.