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Parker Allen and ORU lost to UTPA, 4-3

Oral Roberts Edged by UTPA, 4-3

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 02/01/2014
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EDINBURG, Texas - Oral Roberts University dropped another tight affair on Saturday morning as they were beaten by Texas-Pan American, 4-3. ORU is now 0-4 on the season.

The Broncs (1-2) won the day’s first point by taking two of three doubles points. Fabian Zierleyn and Jason Mechali lost the top court to Sebastien Job and Alejandro Sanoja, 6-3, while Braxton Bates and Michael Sosnowski were 6-2 losers to Chetan Panditi and Juan Cruz Soria on the third court.

ORU won three of six singles courts, but it was not enough. Cruz Soria edged Amar Saletovic in the top flight in what proved to be the clinching point, 5-6, 6-4, 6-0, while Zierleyn knocked off Job when the UTPA player retired in the third set. Panditi took down Mechali on court three, 6-1, 6-2, while Parker Allen whipped Mauricio Fosado in the fourth flight, 6-2, 6-2.

Sosnowski earned a win for ORU on court five, 6-4, 6-5, over Ricardo Hopker, while Sanoja took down Cole Guy in the sixth flight, 6-2, 6-5.

The Golden Eagles will stay in Edinburg and play Prairie View A&M tomorrow. First serve is scheduled for 1 pm CT.
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