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Fabian Zierleyn earned ORU's lone point on Saturday against Army

Zierleyn Earns Point in 6-1 Loss to Army

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 02/02/2013
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Freshman Fabian Zierleyn won his second straight singles match, but Oral Roberts University fell to Army, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops ORU to 0-4 on the season.

Zierleyn took down Caison Best, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 1 singles spot for ORU’s only victory of the day.

The Black Knights (1-1) started the day by sweeping all three doubles matches. Rashad Shelton and Austin McCasin won the top court, 8-7 (8-6) over Jason Mechali and Pedro Moreno to set the tone.

Harrison McCormick and Caison Best followed with an 8-5 win over Zierleyn and Nathaniel Avery on the second court, and Army finished the doubles sweep on court three as Henry Jang-Milsten and Peter Sienko knocked off Parker Allen and Braxton Bates, 8-2.

Following Zierleyn’s victory on the featured singles court, Army won the final five singles matches in close contests. Sienko knocked off Mechali on the second court, 6-2, 6-3, and Shelton beat Moreno on court three, 6-2, 6-2.

McCasin extended the lead in the fourth flight with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Allen and McCormick outmatched Avery in the fifth flight, 6-2, 6-2.

The final victory came on court six, where Benjamin Davies took down Bates, 6-2, 6-3.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday, February 10, when they host TCU. Match time is set for 4:30 pm CT.
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