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#35 Tulsa Topples Menís Tennis 7-0 in Spring Opener

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 01/12/2011
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Tulsa—The Oral Roberts men’s tennis team dropped an 0-7 decision to the nation’s 35th ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane Wednesday evening in the spring opener at the Case Tennis Center.

Tulsa’s #22 ranked duo of Ashley Watling and Clifford Marsland led off #1 doubles with an 8-1 victory over ORU’s Dmitry Suslov and Dario Beslic.

Suslov had better luck in #2 singles, putting on a strong show against Tulsa’s Alastair Barnes, before eventually falling 6-3 and 6-4.

Mikhail Trukshanin also stumbled to a 6-1, 6-2 loss to #96 Clifford Marsland in #1 singles.

The Golden Eagles are back in action on Thursday, as they take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 9:00 a.m.

Singles
1. #96 Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. Mikhail Trukshanin (ORU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alastair Barnes (TLS) def. Dmitry Suslov (ORU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Tristan Jackson (TLS) def. Dario Beslic (ORU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Japie De Klerk (TLS) def. Matthew Tansil (ORU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Rusty Turpin (TLS) def. Matthew Prevost (ORU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Patrick Collins (TLS) def. Elliot Butay (ORU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. #22 Ashley Watling/Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. Dmitry Suslov/Dario Beslic (ORU) 8-1
2. Grant Ive/Alastair Barnes (TLS) def. Mikhail Trukshanin/Matthew Tansil (ORU) 8-1
3. Rusty Turpin/Japie De Klerk (TLS) def. Matthew Prevost/Elliot Butay (ORU) 8-0

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