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Men's Tennis Wraps up the 2013 Fall Schedule

De Klerk played in the Davis Cup for his country of South Africa during the fall campaign

De Klerk played in the Davis Cup for his country of South Africa during the fall campaign
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Nov. 26, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team completed its fall schedule, which saw senior Japie De Klerk played for the Davis Cup and sophomore Carlos Bautista fell in the semifinals of the United State Tennis Association Collegiate Clay Courts.

De Klerk, who is ranked No. 12 in the International Tennis Association on Sept. 6 preseason college rankings, competed in the Davis Cup for his country of South Africa as South Africa played Russia. De Klerk won the first set, but ultimately fell to Alex Bogomolov Jr., who is ranked No. 88 in the world, 7-6 (3), 0-6, 4-6, 1-6.



Bautista fell in the semifinals of the USTA Collegiate Clay Courts to Cristian Gonzalez Mendez of Florida State 6-2, 6-4. Bautista defeated No. 9-16 seed of Benjamin Lock of Florida State 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 and No. 7 seed Michael Grant of USC 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 to reach the semifinals.

Overall, the Golden Hurricane won five singles matches and a doubles match during the tournament in Orlando, Fla.

The Hurricane won nine singles matches and six doubles matches in the first tournament of the season in Boston, Mass., at the Harvard Chowder Fest.

De Klerk, Dylan McCloskey, Clifford Marsland and Bautista each went 2-1 during the tournament and the doubles team of Bautista and Daniel Santos and Marsland and McCloskey each went 2-1.

Bautista and Santos partnered up again at the USTA/ITA Central Region and fell in the quarterfinals as they went 3-1 during the tournament at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. TU won seven singles matches and three doubles during the tournament as Alejandro Espejo and McCloskey both went 2-1 and fell in the third round.

TU won three singles matches at the ITA All-American Championships that featured the best college tennis players at the Case Tennis Center.

In the fall season, the Golden Hurricane won 24 singles matches and 10 doubles matches.

The Golden Hurricane returns to action on Jan. 17 with two matches against Oral Roberts at 1 p.m. and Wichita State at 6 p.m. Both matches are played at the Case Tennis Center.

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