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Golden Eagles Grab 4-3 Win over Omaha Friday

Golden Eagles Grab 4-3 Win over Omaha Friday

The Basics

ORU 2018 Record: 4-5

Match: Oral Roberts 4 – Omaha 3
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (ONEOK Sports Complex)


TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts men's tennis team defeated the Omaha Mavericks 4-3 in the opening Summit League match of the season Friday afternoon at the ONEOK Sports Complex.

The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles points Friday winning at the No. 1 and 3 spots/ Jan Pehnec and Kenneth Boykin secured the point with a 7-5 win, while Eddy Leardini and Alvaro Santamaria finished first with a 6-4 victory. 

ORU won three matches in singles play at positions three, four and five. Santamaria won 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot, Marcello Moreira won 7-6, 6-3 at the No. 4 position and Leardini claimed a 4-6. 6-2. 6-3 win at the No. 5 position.

Up Next: ORU will play its second Summit League match of the weekend Sunday, March 11 against Drake at 3 p.m. at the ONEOK Sports Complex


The Results 

Match: Oral Roberts 4, Omaha 3

Doubles competition

1. Pehnec, Boykin (ORU) def. Ouattara, Reeke (Omaha) 7-5
2. Moreira, Guymon (ORU) lost to Grigorescu, Woodward (Omaha) 2-6
3. Leardini, Santamaria (ORU) def. Dunn, Moorhead (Omaha) 6-4

Singles competition

1. Boykin (ORU) lost to Grigorescu (Omaha) 3-6, 1-6
2. Pehnec (ORU) lost to Ouattara (Omaha) 4-6, 3-6
3. Santamaria (ORU) def. Reekie (Omaha) 7-5, 6-2
4. Moreira (ORU) def. Dunn (Omaha) 7-6, 6-3
5. Leardini (ORU) def. Woodward (Omaha) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Hjelm (ORU) lost to Minic (Omaha) 5-7, 4-6


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