No. 12 Oklahoma Picks Up 5-2 Win Over No. 44 Texas Tech|
April 14, 2013Photo Gallery
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 12 Oklahoma proved why they are one of the top teams in the nation on Sunday, as the Sooners powered to a 5-2 win over No. 44 Texas Tech at the McLeod Tennis Center.
"I thought we fought hard in some place, but Oklahoma is one of the top teams in the nation and it showed on Sunday," said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. "I really want to thank the fans who have supported for the past two weeks and all season. We have averaged over 500 fans per match and we cannot say enough about how important the Lubbock community has been to Texas Tech Tennis."
The Red Raiders have averaged 521 fans per match during the month of April and currently rank fourth nationally in the NCAA in men's tennis attendance.
Oklahoma won No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to pick up the early point, but the "no fear" freshman Felipe Soares, who was playing his second match of the year at No. 2, upended No. 38 Guillermo Alcorta, 6-2, 6-2.
Soares has had an amazing spring. He joined the team in January from Brazil and begin the season at No. 6. Since the first match of the season, the freshman has played every position but No. 1 and is currently 14-6 overall this season and 2-1 in Big 12 play.
Leonard Stakhovsky and No. 23 Costin Paval added quick wins for Oklahoma and it was quickly 3-1. No. 53 Dane Webb then clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4.
Texas Tech and Oklahoma split the last two matches and OU's Axel Alvarex Llamas won at No. 4, while Tech's Francisco Zambon won at No. 5.
The Red Raiders will now close out the season on the road, as they head to Fort Worth to face TCU on Friday and then head to Austin for Texas on Sunday.
#12 Oklahoma 5, #44 Texas Tech 2