2017 Overall Record: 9-9
Summit League Record: 3-0
Match 1: Oral Roberts 7 – South Dakota State 0
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. – The Oral Roberts men's tennis team swept South Dakota State 7-0 Saturday afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska, to improve to 3-0 in Summit League play.
The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles point in today's match by grabbing wins at positions two and three. Michael Sosnowski and Alvaro Santamaria won at the No. 3 position 6-0, while Barnabas Koncz and Amar Saletovic captured the doubles point at the No. 2 position 6-1.
ORU won all six singles matches against South Dakota State in today's dual. Michael Sosnowski started things off for the Golden Eagles by grabbing a win at the No. 5 spot 6-1, 6-0. Amar Saletovic grabbed the next singles point when he won at the No. 3 position 6-3, 6-4. Kenneth Boykin clinched the dual for ORU when he won at the No. 4 position 6-3, 6-3. Barnabas Koncz captured the fifth point of the day for the Golden Eagles when he won at the No. 1 spot 7-5, 6-2. Alvaro Santamaria captured a win at the No. 6 position with a 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 win. Jan Pehnec rounded out the day for the Golden Eagles when he captured the seventh point at the No. 2 position by winning 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Up Next: ORU will host Denver on Friday, April 7 at Philcrest Tennis Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Oral Roberts 7, South Dakota State 0
1. Pehnec, Boykin (ORU) vs. Higham, Castro (SDSU) 4-3 unfinished
2. Koncz, Saletovic (ORU) def. Styles, Tang (SDSU) 6-1
3. Sosnowski, Santamaria (ORU) def. Ward, Pereira (SDSU) 6-0
1. Koncz (ORU) def. Styles (SDSU) 7-5, 6-2
2. Pehnec (ORU) def. Higham (SDSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. Saletovic (ORU) def. Castro (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Boykin (ORU) def. Santos (SDSU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sosnowski (ORU) def. Tang (SDSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Santamaria (ORU) def. Pereira (SDSU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
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