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ORU Falls to Creighton, 7-0

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/24/2012
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Nathaniel Avery and ORU fell to Creighton on Saturday
TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University fell in men’s tennis action on Saturday afternoon, 7-0, to Creighton University at the Case Tennis Complex.

ORU’s record now stands at 1-10.

Both doubles matches were close, with Billy Paluch and J.T. Christian taking the top court over Nathaniel Avery and Alvaro Gutierrez, 8-3. Ryan Norman and Sean Mathison knocked off Parker Allen and Pedro Moreno on court two, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point.

The highlight of the match for ORU came at No. 1 singles, where Gutierrez took a set from Paluch before falling, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.

The rest of the singles courts were easy victories for the Blue Jays (8-3). Christian dropped Allen on the second court, 6-1, 6-1, and Kyle Obermeier earned the win over Moreno, 6-2, 6-1.

Norman won court four with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Avery, and Gabe Nagy scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Matthew Prevost on the fifth court.

Mathison won the No. 6 singles point by default.

ORU returns to the court on Friday, March 30, when they continue Summit League play with a 3:30 pm CT match against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.
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