TU Men's Tennis Team to Close Out Regular Season against Kansas
April 20, 2001
Tulsa, Oklahoma - An era in the Tulsa men's tennis program will come to a close this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. when 47th-ranked Tulsa plays its match at the Harwell Tennis Courts against 54th-ranked Kansas. The contest will also mark the final match of the regular season for the Hurricane. Next year, Tulsa moves into the new Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Sunday's match not only marks the last match at the Harwell Tennis Courts, but it will also serve as the final meeting between the Hurricane (12-12) and Jayhawks (14-9). 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 enters the match riding a three-match skid, while Kansas has won three out of its last four contests. The Hurricane is 7-3 at home this season, while the Jayhawks are 4-5 away from Lawrence in 2000-2001.
The TU-KU contest will also mark the final home match for TU senior Micah Zomer, who ironically began his career at Kansas before transferring to Tulsa prior to the 1999-2000 campaign.
The Harwell Tennis Courts have been the home of The University of Tulsa tennis teams since the late 1960's. The seven-court complex was first established as a four-court competition site north of Harwell Hall on Tulsa's campus. In 1985, three additional courts were built south of Harwell Field by Oak Ridge Builders Inc.
Over the last four seasons, the facility has served as the host site for conference and NCAA events, including the 1997 Western Athletic Conference Women's Championship, the 1998 WAC Men's Championship, the 1998 NCAA Region V Championship and the 2000 NCAA Women's Tennis First/Second Round Regional Championships. For the last eight years, TU has hosted the men's and women's Hurricane Invitational at Harwell Courts
Prior to the 1997-98 season, all seven courts were resurfaced.
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