ORU 2018 Record: 9-11
Match: Oral Roberts 5 – South Dakota State 2
Location: Sioux Falls, S.D.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Oral Roberts men's tennis team defeats South Dakota State 5-2 Saturday evening and earn the No. 4 seed in the Summit League Tournament in Denver, Colorado.
The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles point in the match to take an early 1-0 lead. Marcello Moreira and Andrew Guymon finished at the No. 2 doubles spot with a 6-0 win. Alvaro Santamaria and Eddy Leardini finished doubles play with a 6-2 win at the No. 3 spot. Jan Pehnec and Kenneth Boykin won the No. 1 spot by forfeit.
Marcello Moreira claimed the first singles point for ORU with a 6-1, 6-4 win at the No. 4 position. Eddy Leardini was victorious at the No. 5 position with a 6-2, 6-2 win. Scott Hjelm claimed a singles point with a 6-1, 6-4 win at the No. 6 singles spot. Alvaro Santamaria gave the Golden Eagles their fifth team point with a 6-2, 6-4 win at the No. 3 position.
The Golden Eagles will take on No. 1 Drake in the semifinal round of the Summit League Tournament in Denver, Colorado, Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. CDT.
Up Next: The Golden Eagles will face Drake in the semifinal round of the Summit League Tournament Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. in Denver, Colorado as the No. 4 seed.
Match: Oral Roberts 5, South Dakota State 2
1. Jan Pehnec, Kenneth Boykin (ORU) def. Castro, Styles (SDSU) forfeit
2. Marcello Moreira, Andrew Guymon (ORU) def. Ward, DeBoer (SDSU) 6-0
3. Alvaro Santamaria, Eddy Leardini (ORU) def. Reinke, Stemmer (SDSU) 6-2
1. Kenneth Boykin (ORU) lost to Styles (SDSU) 6-7, 5-7
2. Jan Pehnec (ORU) lost to Castro (SDSU) 3-6, 6-2, 5-10
3. Alvaro Santamaria (ORU) def. Reinke (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Marcello Moreira (ORU) def. Ward (SDSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Eddy Leardini (ORU) def. Stemmer (SDSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Scott Hjelm (ORU) def. DeBoer (SDSU) 6-1, 6-4
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