Golden Eagles Cruise Past South Dakota State, 4-1

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oral Roberts men’s tennis team rolled past South Dakota State by a score of 4-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday in Kansas City, Mo. The Golden Eagles improved to 4-1 in Summit League play with the victory.

ORU’s duo of Mikhail Trukshanin and Igor Sobolta led off doubles play with an 8-4 win over Dominic Rossetto and Jamie Dash at the top spot, while the Golden Eagle tandem of Dmitry Suslov and Dario Beslic secured the opening point with an 8-4 win over Corey Paluch and Evan Sims at the No. 2 position.

Sobolta was first to get ORU on the board in singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Justin Pyle at the No. 2 slot, while Beslic followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win against Dash at the No. 4 position.

Trukshanin finished the match off by defeating Paluch at the top spot by a score of 7-5, 6-3.

The Golden Eagles face UMKC on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Oral Roberts 4, South Dakota State 1

No. 1 – Mikhail Trukshanin (ORU) def. Corey Paluch (SDSU), 7-5, 6-3
No. 2 – Igor Sobolta (ORU) def. Justin Pyle (SDSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – Dmitry Suslov (ORU) led Dominic Rossetto (SDSU), 6-3, 5-0 (DNF)
No. 4 – Dario Beslic (ORU) def. Jamie Dash (SDSU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 – Matt Tansil (ORU) led Dan Tully (SDSU), 6-4, 5-2 (DNF)
No. 6 – Evan Sims (SDSU) def. Carlos Salazar (ORU), 6-1, 6-4 
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4, 1* 

No. 1 – Trukshanin/Sobolta (ORU) def. Rossetto/Dash (SDSU), 8-4
No. 2 – Suslov/Beslic (ORU) def. Paluch/Sims (SDSU), 8-4
No. 3 – Pyle/Morgan Salo (SDSU) def. Salazar/Tansil (ORU), 8-6 
Order of Finish: 1, 2*, 3 

*Clinching point

Updated 04-11-2010

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