Tuesday, April 22, 2014

M. Tennis: OU Grabs Share of Big 12 Regular Season Title

No. 2 Oklahoma captured a share of its third straight Big 12 regular season title with a 6-1 victory over Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon in Stillwater, Okla.

“I thought the guys played a really good match today, especially considering a share of the Big 12 regular season title was on the line,” head coach John Roddick said. “I thought we played well at [positions] five and six, as we have all year. It’s really a special feeling for us to win a Big 12 title three years in a row.”

Freshman Andrew Harris got his 16th 2014 victory, finishing first with a 6-3, 6-1 straight set victory over Lucas Gerch.

Fellow freshman Alex Ghilea dispatched Brady Bohrnstedt 6-3, 6-0, putting OU up 3-0.

Senior Guillermo Alcorta ended his final regular season clinching the Sooner victory with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph over Jakob Sude in the No. 1 position.

Austin Siegel and Dane Webb also grabbed singles victories.

Siegel defeated Chris Haworth 6-4, 7-5, earning him his ninth victory this season. Webb topped Arjun Kadhe 7-6(3), 6-3. This win marks Webb’s 9th straight singles victory, having not lost since March 9.

The Sooners sealed the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and 3 spots.

Roddick’s squad closed out the 2014 regular season with five consecutive wins and an overall record of 21-2. OU's only losses came at the hands of nationally ranked UCLA at the ITA Team Indoor Championship and against conference foe, Texas, on March 26.

This win solidified OU’s share of the Big 12 regular season title with Texas and Baylor.

Next, the Sooners head to Ft. Worth, Texas for the Big 12 Tournament April 24- April 27.

Oklahoma, 6 Oklahoma State 1

1. #26 Kadhe/Sude (OSU) def. #18 Webb/Harris (OU) 8-5

2. Alcorta/Alvarez (OU) def. Gerch/Sachs (OSU) 8-7(9-7)

3. Papac/Siributwong (OU) def. Bohrnstedt/Haworth (OSU) 8-3

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2


1. #4 Guillermo Alcorta (OU) def. #75 Jakob Sude (OSU) 6-2, 7-5

2. Sebastian Sachs (OSU) def. #6 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) 6-7(2), 6-3, 12-10

3. #34 Dane Webb (OU) def. Arjun Kadhe (OSU) 7-6(3), 6-3

4. #42 Andrew Harris (OU) def. Lucas Gerch (OSU) 6-3, 6-1

5. Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU) 6-3, 6-0

6. Austin Siegel (OU) def. Chris Haworth (OSU) 6-4, 7-5

Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 6, 3, 2

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