ORU Men?s Tennis Tops IPFW, 4-1

ORU Men?s Tennis Tops IPFW, 4-1

Igor Sobolta won both matches in Friday's opener against IPFW
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations

Igor Sobolta won both matches in Friday’s opener against IPFW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oral Roberts men’s tennis team opened the final weekend of regular-season play with a 4-1 victory over IPFW on Friday morning in Kansas City, Mo. The Golden Eagles improved to 3-1 in Summit League play with the win over the Mastodons.

After a loss at the No. 3 doubles position, the ORU tandem of Mikhail Trukshanin (Minsk, Belarus) and Igor Sobolta (Kiev, Ukraine) evened play with an 8-3 victory over IPFW’s Justin Collins and Francisco Sigaud at the top spot to improve to 7-2 this season. The Golden Eagle duo of Dmitry Suslov (Novgorod, Russia) and Dario Beslic (Posvsje, Bosnia) captured the doubles point at the No. 2 position with an 8-5 defeat of Felipe Gama and Luis Maselli.

Sobolta scored the first ORU win in singles play by defeating Gama at the No. 2 spot by a score of 6-1, 6-2, while Trukshanin put the Golden Eagles up 3-1 by topping Sigaud at the top spot by a score of 6-1, 6-2, to remain undefeated in Summit League play. 

Beslic closed out the match by cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Luis Sanado at the No. 4 slot. 

The Golden Eagles resume play against South Dakota State this afternoon.

Oral Roberts 4, IPFW 1

No. 1 – Mikhail Trukshanin (ORU) def. Francisco Sigaud (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 – Igor Sobolta (ORU) def. Felipe Gama (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 – Dmitry Suslov (ORU) led Luis Maselli (IPFW), 6-1, 4-2 (DNF)
No. 4 – Dario Beslic (ORU) def. Luis Sanado (IPFW), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 – Junya Saruta (IPFW) led Matt Tansil (ORU), 6-1, 3-1 (DNF)
No. 6 – Justin Collins (IPFW) def. Carlos Salazar (ORU), 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 1, 4*


No. 1 – Trukshanin/Sobolta (ORU) def. Collins/Sigaud (IPFW), 8-3
No. 2 – Suslov/Beslic (ORU) def. Gama/Maselli (IPFW), 8-5
No. 3 – Saruta/Sanado (IPFW) def. Salazar/Elliot Butay (ORU), 8-0
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2*

*Clinching point

Updated 04-10-2010

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