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Trio Advances in Singles Play at ITA Regionals

Trio Advances in Singles Play at ITA Regionals

Event: ITA Region Championship
Location: Fayetteville, Ark. – Billingsley Tennis Center 

The Short Story: The trio of Michael Sosnowski, Alvaro Santamaria and Kenneth Boykin earned wins for the Oral Roberts men's tennis team Friday at the ITA Regional Championships. All three advance to continue play in the consolation round of the tournament hosted by the University of Arkansas.

Santamaria won the most exciting match as he rallied back to defeat Daniel Lineberry of SIU-Edwardsville, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7. Boykin earned a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Saint Louis University's Oscar Pachon while Sosnowski held off conference foe Lucas Pereria of South Dakota State, 6-0 7-6.

Saturday's match will begin with the singles round and the consolations, followed by the doubles.


The Results

Michael Sosnowski
Def. Lucas Pereria (SDSU) 6-0, 7-6


Alvaro Santamaria
Def. Daniel Lineberry (SIUE) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7


Kenneth Boykin
Def. Oscar Pachon (St. Louis) 6-1, 6-1


Jan Pehnec
Lost to Bradford Zitsch (Nebraska) 6-4, 6-4


Barnabas Koncz
Lost to Jake Jacobi (Iowa) 6-2, 2-6, 8-10


Amar Saletovic
Lost to Tom Hands (Drake) 7-5, 3-6, 7-10


Lost to Munoz/Marino (Arkansas) 8-6


Lost to Mendes/Stoica (Wichita State) 8-5


Lost to Finzelberg/Meraut (OSU) 8-4


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