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ORU Claims Decisive 6-1 Win over SIUE

ORU Claims Decisive 6-1 Win over SIUE

The Basics
Match 1:
Oral Roberts 6 – SIUE 1
Records: Oral Roberts (3-2); SIUE (0-2)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Philcrest Hills Tennis Club 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts men's tennis team rebounded Sunday with a decisive 6-1 victory over SIU-Edwardsville at the Philcrest Hills Tennis Club.

The Golden Eagles took wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to earn the first point of the match.

Amar Saletovic and Jan Pehnec cruised at No. 1 and No. 2 singles before Kenneth Boykin and Alvaro Santamaria clinched the match for ORU. Boykin took a three set victory at No. 4 singles while Santamaria finished the match with a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) win at the No. 6 position.

The wins for Pehnec and Boykin pushed their win streak to three straight in singles action on the young season and 3-1 overall.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles take a week off before playing its next six matches away from Tulsa. ORU will start its February road swing on Feb. 7 at Arkansas.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 6, SIUE 1
Singles competition
1. Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Tristan Houle (SIUE) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Nico Kuehn (SIUE) 6-3, 6-3
3. Patrick Gaffigan (SIUE) def. Barnabas Koncz (ORU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-7
4. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Matthew Hutchinson (SIUE) 6-0, 4-6, 10-6
5. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Jack Desse (SIUE) 6-2, 6-2
6. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) def. Dan Lineberry (SIUE) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) 

Doubles competition
1. Jan Pehnec/Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Patrick Gaffigan/Tristan Houle (SIUE) 6-3
2. Barnabas Koncz/Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Dan Lineberry/Nico Kuehn (SIUE) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Jack Desse/Matthew Hutchinson (SIUE) def. Michael Sosnowski/Braxton Bates (ORU) 7-6 (7-5) 

Match Notes
SIUE 0-2
Oral Roberts 3-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,5,4,3,6) 

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