Omaha Edges Golden Eagles, 4-3
The loss drops ORU to 0-8 as a club, while the Mavericks improve to 3-3.
Omaha scored a crucial point by winning two of three doubles matches. Carlos Ramos Salazar and Conner Tieszen won the top flight, 8-4, over Jason Mechali and Pedro Moreno, while on court three, Connor Larson teamed with Matt Frost for an 8-6 victory over Parker Allen and Braxton Bates.
ORU’s lone doubles win came on court two, where Zierleyn teamed with Nathaniel Avery for an 8-7 (7-1) triumph over Eric McKnight and Erik Anderson.
ORU scored victories on the top two singles courts. Zierleyn rallied to top Tieszen, 5-7, 6-1, 7-5, for a win in the top flight, and Mechali blasted McKnight, 6-3, 6-2, on the second court.
The Mavericks got a point back on court three, where Larson dropped Moreno, 6-3, 6-3, but Allen was victorious in the fourth flight, 6-2, 6-2, over Ramos.
Omaha needed wins on the bottom two courts, and they got them. John Ellis won in the fifth flight, a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Avery, and Frost edged Bates by a 6-3, 6-2 count.
The Golden Eagles will finish off their road trip on Sunday afternoon, when they face Kansas City.