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Golden Eagles Blank Leathernecks, 7-0

Golden Eagles Blank Leathernecks, 7-0

The Basics
Match 1:
Oral Roberts 7 – Western Illinois 0
Records: Oral Roberts (6-6, 1-0 SL); Western Illinois (0-9, 0-1 SL)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Philcrest Hills Tennis Center 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts men's tennis team dominated Western Illinois Saturday taking a 7-0 victory in The Summit League opener for both squads.

The Golden Eagles posted a pair of 6-1, 6-1 wins at No.1 and No.2 singles while earning identical 6-1, 6-0 wins at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions.

Barnabas Koncz won his seventh match of the year and improved to 2-1 at No.1 singles. Kenneth Boykin and Michael Sosnowski also won their sixth singles match of the season as both individuals improved to 6-5.

Boykin and Jan Pehnec won their second consecutive doubles match and are 2-0 on the season at the No. 1 position.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles take the week off before heading to Missouri Valley foe Wichita State next Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wichita, Kansas.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 7, Western Illinois 0
Singles competition
1. Barnabas Koncz (ORU) def. Surya Sawhney (WIUM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Ross Smith (WIUM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Jacob Sanders (WIUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Nolan Jones (WIUM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Kerry Nozum (WIUM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) def. Christopher Nozum (WIUM) 6-0, 6-1 

Doubles competition
1. Jan Pehnec/Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Surya Sawhney/Nikola Pavlovic (WIUM) 6-2
2. Barnabas Koncz/Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Jacob Sanders/Kerry Nozum (WIUM) 6-0
3. Michael Sosnowski/Braxton Bates (ORU) def. Ross Smith/Nolan Jones (WIUM) 6-2 

Match Notes
Western Illinois 0-9, 0-1 SL
Oral Roberts 6-6, 1-0 SL 

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