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Golden Eagles Defeat Arkansas-Fort Smith 6-1 Tuesday

Golden Eagles Defeat Arkansas-Fort Smith 6-1 Tuesday

The Basics

ORU 2018 Record: 5-6, 1-1

Match: Oral Roberts 6 – Arkansas-Fort Smith 1
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (ONEOK Sports Complex)


TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts men's tennis team cruised past Arkansas-Fort Smith 6-1 Tuesday afternoon at the ONEOK Sports Complex. 

The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles points Sunday winning at every position. Kenneth Boykin and Jan Pehnec won 6-2 at the No. 1 spot, Marcello Moreira and Scott Hjelm won 6-2 at the No. 2 position along with Alvaro Santamaria and Eddy Leardini winning 6-1 at the No. 3 spot.

ORU won five of the six singles matches Tuesday. Boykin claimed a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 1 spot. Santamaria, Moreira, Leardini and Hjelm all grabbed victories at positions two through six. Santamaria won 6-1, 6-2, Moreira claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win, Leardini won 6-2, 6-0 and Hjelm grabbed a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will travel to Brownsville, Texas, to take on Prairie View A&M Thursday March 22 at 9 a.m.


The Results 

Match: Oral Roberts 6, Arkansas-Fort Smith 1

Doubles competition

1. Pehnec, Boykin (ORU) def. Borrero, Van Dyk (UAFS) 6-2
2. Moreira, Hjelm (ORU) def. Kenyon, L. Anderson (UAFS) 6-2
3. Leardini, Santamaria (ORU) def. Delmonico, Variames (UAFS) 6-1

Singles competition

1. Boykin (ORU) def. Borrero (UAFS) 6-4, 6-4
2. Pehnec (ORU) lost to Van Dyk (UAFS) 6-7, 6-7
3. Santamaria (ORU) def. Kenyon (UAFS) 6-1, 6-2
4. Moreira (ORU) def. L. Anderson (UAFS) 6-1, 6-1
5. Leardini (ORU) def. Delmonico (UAFS) 6-2, 6-0
6. Hjelm (ORU) def. A. Anderson (UAFS) 6-0, 6-1


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