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ORU Tennis Opens Weekend with 5-2 Win over IPFW

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/09/2011
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Fort Wayne, IN—Playing for the first time in over two weeks, the Oral Roberts men’s tennis team shook off the rust and earned a 5-2 win over the IPFW Mastodons Saturday morning in game one of the Summit Cluster.

ORU owned singles competition, as Mikhail Trukshanin got things rolling with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Roberto Cabrini in the #1 position.

Igor Sobolta snagged ORU’s second point of the afternoon with a 6-1, 6-2 win in #2 singles, while Dmitry Suslov pulled out a 7-3, 6-0 victory at the #3 slot.

The win’s kept coming in #4 and #5 singles, as Dario Beslic defeated and Daniel Kang 6-3, 6-2 and Matthew Tansil ousted Junya Saruta 6-4, 6-1.

The lone Golden Eagle singles setback came at #6, when Matthew Prevost dropped a 1-6, 1-6 dual to IPFW’s Eduardo Sztrajtman.

The Mastodons fared better in doubles, with the team of Siguad and Cabrini escaping with an 8-5 victory over Trukshanin and Sobolta in #1 action.

ORU bounced back as Suslov and Beslic notched an 8-2 decision over Saruta and Kang in #2 doubles.

IPFW held on for the doubles point however, as Tony Kanavos and Dean Guyer dished out an 8-1 defeat to Tansil and Prevost.

With the win, ORU improves to 3-7 overall and 2-1 in Summit play.

The Golden Eagles wrap-up the short weekend this afternoon, as they take on Centenary at 2:00 p.m.

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