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Men’s Tennis Grinds to 4-3 win over SDSU

Men’s Tennis Grinds to 4-3 win over SDSU

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 4 – South Dakota State 3
Records: Oral Roberts (9-7, 2-0 SL); SDSU (10-7, 0-1 SL)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Philcrest Hills Tennis Center 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts men's tennis team earned a gritty 4-3 win over South Dakota State Friday night in Summit League action.

The win improves the Golden Eagles record to 2-0 in league play and 9-7 overall as it was the first conference match for the Jackrabbits.

Amar Saletovic won his fourth consecutive match with a win at No. 3 singles to improve to 4-1 and 7-8 overall.

Barnabas Koncz and Michael Sosnowski also extended their winning streak in singles action to three straight. Koncz won his team best 10th match of the season in a thrilling 7-5, 7-5 victory at No. 1 singles.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles continue their homestand Sunday against Illinois-Chicago at the Philcrest Hills outdoor courts. Action is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

The Results

Oral Roberts 4, South Dakota State 3
Singles competition
1. Barnabas Koncz (ORU) def. Lovro Curcija (SDSU) 7-5, 7-5
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Henrique Pereira (SDSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Emerson Styles (SDSU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Mateus Moreira (SDSU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Lucas Pereira (SDSU) def. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
6. Marco Paulo Castro (SDSU) def. Braxton Bates (ORU) 7-6, 1-6, 10-8 

Doubles competition
1. Mateus Moreira/Emerson Styles (SDSU) def. Barnabas Koncz/Amar Saletovic (ORU) 6-4
2. Marco Paulo Castro/Jonny Highham (SDSU) def. Alvaro Santamaria/Jan Pehnec (ORU) 6-4
3. Braxton Bates/Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Chuck Tang/Lucas Pereira (SDSU) 6-2 

Match Notes
South Dakota State 10-7, 0-1
Oral Roberts 9-7, 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,4,2,1,5,6) 

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