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Men’s Tennis Opens Season with 7-0 Sweep over UAPB

Men’s Tennis Opens Season with 7-0 Sweep over UAPB

The Basics

ORU 2019 Record: 1-0
Match: Oral Roberts 7 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts men's tennis team started the 2019 season with a 7-0 sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday afternoon at the Case Tennis Center.

The Golden Eagles claimed the doubles points with a 6-0 win at the No. 2 spot by Eddy Leardini and Andre Russo. Samuel Sprouse and Andrew Guymon won their match at the No. 3 spot by no contest.

ORU won all six singles matches Friday. Kenneth Boykin claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 1 spot. Marcello Moreira won at the No. 2 spot in a tiebreaker, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Russo was victorious at the No. 3 position after a tiebreak 6-3, 6-7, 10-2. Leardini won 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot and Scott Hjelm won in a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at the No. 5 position. Sprouse claimed a team point after winning via no contest.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will take on Central Arkansas Saturday, January 26 at 6 p.m. at Philcrest Tennis Center.

The Results 

Match: Oral Roberts 7, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0

Doubles competition

1. Moreira, Boykin (ORU) vs. Ledbetter, Harris (UAPB) unfinished
2. Leardini, Russo (ORU) def. Lewis, Myers (UAPB) 6-0
3. Sprouse, Guymon (ORU) vs. No Opponents (UAPB) No contest

Singles competition

1. Boykin (ORU) def. Lewis (UAPB) 6-3, 6-2
2. Moreira (ORU) lost to Ledbetter (UAPB) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Russo (ORU) def. Harris (UAPB) 6-3, 6-7, 10-2
4. Leardini (ORU) def. Myers (UAPB) 6-1, 6-1
5. Hjelm (ORU) def. Ross (UAPB) 6-0, 6-0
6. Sprouse (ORU) vs. No Opponent (UAPB) No Contest

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