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ORU Knocks off Metro State 6-3 in Road Win

ORU Knocks off Metro State 6-3 in Road Win

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 6 – Metro State 3
Records: Oral Roberts (12-9); Metro State (7-13)
Location: Denver, Colo. – Regency Athletic Complex 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts men's tennis team held off Metro State Thursday 6-3 in non-conference action.

The middle of the Golden Eagles' singles lineup produced four decisive wins to help push ORU to a second straight win. ORU has now won six of its last eight matches heading into Friday's match with defending Summit League champion Denver.

Michael Sosnowski and Amar Saletovic won their third consecutive singles matches while Sosnowski improved to 13-7 on the year. Saletovic improved to 11-9 in singles and 8-2 at No. 3 singles.

The tandem of Braxton Bates and Sosnowski continued to roll winning their ninth straight doubles match and improving to 11-3 this season.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles continue their trek out west with a Summit League match at Denver on Friday. Action is set to start at 1 p.m.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 6, Metro State 3
Singles competition
1. Joey Tscherne (METRO) def. Barnabas Koncz (ORU) 6-3, 7-6
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Parker Jones (METRO) 6-3, 6-1
3. Amar Saletovic (ORU) def. Brandon Nachbar (METRO) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Porter Emery (METRO) 6-1, 6-4
5. Michael Sosnowski (ORU) def. Marty Lukosiunas (METRO) 6-2, 6-1
6. Calum Hayes (METRO) def. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 

Doubles competition
1. Kenneth Boykin/Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Brandon Nachbar/Joey Tscherne (METRO) 8-1
2. Parker Jones/Marty Lukosiunas (METRO) def. Barnabas Koncz/Amar Saletovic (ORU) 8-4
3. Michael Sosnowski/Braxton Bates (ORU) def. Keenan Kaltenbach/Porter Emery (METRO) 9-7 

Match Notes
Oral Roberts 12-9
Metro State 7-13
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,2,4,3,6,1) 

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