ORU Competes at All-American Championships
Each of the five players the Golden Eagles sent to the event fell in their opening match of Pre-Qualifying Singles. Newcomer Braxton Bates was the most competitive member of Mark Milner’s squad, falling to Joseph Cohen of Eastern Washington by a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 score.
One other newcomer, Gabriel Kanelopoulos, participated in the tournament. He fell by a count of 6-1, 6-0, to Kevin Metka of Ohio State.
Three returning veterans saw their first action of the season at the event. Nathaniel Avery fell to Willie Sublette of UNLV, 6-0, 6-3, while Parker Allen was topped by Old Dominion’s Carlos Lopez-Villa, 6-1, 6-1. David Haldimann, who redshirted last season, lost his match of Penn State’s Roman Trkulja, 6-0, 6-0.
ORU opens their first spring season as members of the Southland Conference in February of 2013.