ORU Sweeps John Brown, 9-0, for Second Straight Win
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Oral Roberts University posted their first unblemished effort of the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon as they routed John Brown University, 9-0, for their second straight win. The victory improves Mark Milner’s team to 2-11.
The Golden Eagles opened the day with three perfect doubles performances. Fabian Zierleyn and Jason Mechali dropped Seong Jae Jo and Cameron McLendon in the top spot, Parker Allen and Nathaniel Avery knocked off Alex Baker and Brandon Laney on the second court and Braxton Bates combined with Gabriel Kanelopoulos for a win over Colton Cheek and Blake Zoellner on the third. All three of the scores were 8-0.
All six of ORU’s singles wins came in easy fashion. Zierleyn took down McClendon at the No. 1 spot, 6-0, 6-2, to even his season record at 6-6. Mechali won the second spot over Baker, 6-2, 6-1, and Allen won the third flight with a 6-0, 6-0 over Laney.
Avery kept the momentum going with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Zoellner in the fourth flight, while Bates swept Alex Pasco on the fifth court, 6-0, 6-0. Kanelopoulos ended the day with a 6-2, 6-0 drubbing of Cheek at the No. 6 spot.
The Golden Eagles will continue Southland Conference play on Sunday afternoon, when they travel to Dallas for a match against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.