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.
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.