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Golden Eagles Fight to 4-2 Win at UMKC

Golden Eagles Fight to 4-2 Win at UMKC

The Basics
Match 1:
Oral Roberts 4 – UMKC 2
Records: Oral Roberts (5-4); UMKC (3-4)
Location: Kansas City, Mo. – Carriage Club 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts men's tennis team claimed an exciting 4-2 win over UMKC Friday evening at the Carriage Club in Kansas City.

The middle of the ORU lineup claimed three marathon wins at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles to help propel the Golden Eagles to the win.

Barnabas Koncz pushed to a 7-6, 6-7, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles winning his fifth match of the season. Kenneth Boykin also won his fifth match at No. 4 singles finishing Mike Psarros in dominating fashion, 7-6, 2-6, 6-0.

Jan Pehnec and Amar Saletovic also won their third double match of the year at No. 1 doubles, 6-3.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles take a week off before returning to the court next Saturday against Incarnate Word in Arlington, Texas.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 4, UMKC 2
Singles competition
1. Airam Castellano (UMKC) def. Amar Saletovic (ORU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
2. Barnabas Koncz (ORU) def. Uldis Gaismins (UMKC) 7-6, 6-7, 6-1
3. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
4. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Mike Psarros (UMKC) 7-6, 2-6, 6-0
5. Vinh Pham (UMKC) def. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Amaury Navette (UMKC) vs. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) 6-3, 2-1, unfinished 

Doubles competition
1. Amar Saletovic/Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Airam Castellano/Mike Psarros (UMKC) 6-3
2. Uldis Gaismins/Amaury Navette (UMKC) def. Kenneth Boykin/Barnabas Koncz (ORU) 6-0
3. Braxton Bates/Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Vinh Pham/Marc Santamaria (UMKC) 7-6 (7-3) 

Match Notes
Oral Roberts 5-4
UMKC 3-4 

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