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Oct. 19, 2000

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team will host the Region V ITA Mid-American Championships beginning this Friday at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through Monday, October 23. The matches , which are expected to last all day, will be played at the Tulsa Southern Tennis Club and the Philcrest Hills Tennis Club.

The field consists of individuals from all 19 schools in Region V. Those teams include Bradley, Colorado, Creighton, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Kansas, UMKC, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Saint Louis, Southern Illinois, SW Missouri State, Tulsa and Wichita State.

This weekend's championship marks the first time in its 30-year history that it is being played outside Wichita, Kan. Since its inception in 1970, Wichita State University has hosted the annual event.

The singles matches will be played in the best two out of three format, while the doubles matches will be played in a proset format. The singles and doubles finalists will automatically qualify for the 2001 National Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 15-18.

A total of six Hurricane players will begin their quest for the Region V Singles title Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. TU also placed three doubles team in the men's open doubles. The junior tandem of Dane McGregor and Shri Sudhakara, and junior Sean Monk and senior Micah Zomer will get underway at 7:00 p.m., while the Hurricane duo of junior Pawel Sebastyanski and sophomore Steve Timperley will begin at 8:00 p.m. All of TU's matches will be played at the Tulsa Southern Tennis Club on Friday.

Thursday marked the qualifying rounds for men's singles.

Region V ITA Mid-American Championships
Hosted by The University of Tulsa

Thursday -Monday, Oct. 19-23

Thursday, Oct. 19 Results
(Individual Qualifying Results)
Singles Competition
First Round
Justin Ewert (Oklahoma State) def. Merritt Gaunt (Wichita State), 6-2, 6-2
Thomas Kwong (St. Louis) def. Francios Dallain (Colorado), 6-0, 6-2
Micah Zomer (Tulsa) def. Yashuhito Minodo (UMKC), 6-4, 7-5
Andrew Martin (Illinois State) def. Ben Cramp (Wichita State), 6-0, 6-1, 6-2
Filip Knezevie (SW Missouri State) def. Jose Rivera (Nebraska), 6-1, 6-4
Andrew Metzler (Kansas) def. Zane Krog (N. Iowa), 6-4, 6-3
Dalibor Mihajlovic (Indiana State) def. David Stauffer (Kansas), 6-1, 6-0
Robert Blum (Evansville) def. Matt Tate (Creighton), 6-1, 7-6
M. Munson (Oral Roberts) def. Clemens Klein (Evansville), 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
David O'Connell (Indiana State) def. Pat Roth (Creighton), 6-3, 6-3
Duncan Fourie (Oral Roberts) def. Mike Nammar (Tulsa), 7-6, 6-3
Tomas Johansson (Evansville) def. Brent Steven (Ill. State), 6-1, 6-1
Patrick Kennedy (Nebraska) def. Matt Streeter (SW Missouri State), 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
Angelo Vasilescu (UMKC) def. Gustavo Telles (Kansas), 7-5, 6-1
Albert Piascki (Ill. State) def. Khambula Msiska (N. Iowa), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Ryan Haith (Nebraska) def. Sean Kembell (SW Missouri State), No score given

Second Round
Justin Ewert (Oklahoma State) def. Thomas Kwong (St. Louis), 6-3, 6-4
Micah Zomer (Tulsa) def. Andrew Martin (Ill. State), 6-2, 6-4
Andrew Metzler (Kansas) def. Filp Knezevie (SW Missouri State), 6-3, 6-3
Dalibor Mihajlovic (Indiana State) def. Robert Blum (Evansville), 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
David O'Connell (Indiana State) def. M. Munson (Oral Roberts), 6-2, 7-6
Tomas Johansson (Evansville) def. Duncan Fourie (Oral Roberts), 6-2, 6-1
Patrick Kennedy (Nebraska) def. Angelo Vasilescu (UMKC), 7-6, 7-6

Consolation
Merritt Gaunt (Wichita State) def. Francios Dallain (Colorado), 6-2, 6-2
Ben Cramp (Wichita State) def. Yashuhito Minodo (UMKC), 6-2, 6-4
Jose Rivera (Nebraska) def. Zane Krog (N. Iowa), 7-6, 6-4
Matt Tate (Creighton) def. David Stauffer (Kansas), 6-2, 6-1
Clemens Klein (Evansville) def. Pat Roth (Creighton), 7-6, 6-4
Brent Steven (Ill. State) def. Mike Nammar (Tulsa), 6-1, 6-2
Matt Streeter (SW Missouri State) def. Gustavo Telles (Kansas), 6-2, Ret. Inj.
Khambula Msiska (N. Iowa) def. Sean Kembell (SW Missouri State), 6-1, 6-2