Cowboys Defeat ORU, 7-0
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
Down to just four healthy players due to injury, ORU (0-4) conceded two singles points and a doubles match to the Cowboys (2-0).
In the two completed doubles matches, OSU’s Rifat Biktyakov and Vlad Bondarenko knocked off Alvaro Gutierrez and Oscar Witzand, 8-3, in the top flight, while Eric West and Trevor Horstmann dropped Matthew Prevost and Nathaniel Avery, 8-2.
ORU put up their greatest challenge at No. 1 singles, where Gutierrez battled before falling to Bondarenko, 6-0, 6-4. Witzand also put up a fight in the second flight before Biktyakov scored a 6-1, 6-2 win.
The next two courts were big wins for OSU. Christopher Haworth earned a 6-0, 6-0 win over Avery, while Horstmann won by the same score over Prevost.
ORU’s next crack at a victory comes on Saturday, Feb. 11, when they take on Stetson.