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Golden Eagles Win 4-3 on Senior Day over Illinois State

Golden Eagles Win 4-3 on Senior Day over Illinois State

The Basics

ORU 2018 Record: 8-11

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

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts men's tennis team grabbed a 4-3 win over Illinois State Saturday afternoon at the ONEOK Sports Complex on Senior Day.

The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles point in today's match to take an early 1-0 lead. Marcello Moreira and Andrew Guymon finished at the No. 2 doubles spot with a 6-3 win. Alvaro Santamaria and Eddy Leardini finished doubles play with a 7-5 win at the No. 3 spot. 

Senior Jan Pehnec grabbed 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win at the No. 2 singles position. Moreira had a 6-1, 6-3 decision at the No. 4 singles spot and Leardini was victorious at the No. 5 spot with a 7-5, 6-3 win.

The Golden Eagles honored seniors Jan Pehnec and Alvaro Santamaria before they competed in their last career home match.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will face South Dakota State on Saturday April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Results 

Match: Oral Roberts 4, Illinois State 3

Doubles competition

1. Jan Pehnec, Kenneth Boykin (ORU) lost to Kolaric, Greve (ISU) 4-6
2. Marcello Moreira, Andrew Guymon (ORU) def. Boers, Botifoll (ISU) 6-3
3. Alvaro Santamaria, Eddy Leardini (ORU) def. Sertkaya, Petersen (ISU) 7-5

Singles competition

1. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) lost to Kolaric (ISU) 5-7, 4-6
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) def. Greve (ISU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) lost to Boers (ISU) 6-7, 5-7
4. Marcello Moreira (ORU) def. Sertkaya (ISU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Eddy Leardini (ORU) def. Bernhard (ISU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Scott Hjelm (ORU) lost to Bottifoll (ISU) 6-3, 6-2


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