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Men's Tennis Loses Tough One at Oklahoma State

No. 72 Jakob Paulsen upsets No. 25 Mark Van Elden in three sets at Oklahoma State.
No. 72 Jakob Paulsen upsets No. 25 Mark Van Elden in three sets at Oklahoma State.

April 17, 2004

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's tennis team lost a tough match to No. 29 Oklahoma State, 4-3, in Stillwater, Okla., today. The 67th-ranked Red Raiders fall to 11-10 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12.

All three of Tech's points came in singles play. No. 72 junior Jakob Paulsen defeated No. 25 Mark Van Elden, 5-7, 6-4, 14-12, at the No. 1 position. At No. 2 singles, freshman Bojan Szumanski beat Yevgen Bondarchuk, 6-3, 6-2. Tech's other point came from the No. 4 spot as freshman Dinko Halachev defeated Boris Kuharic, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

The Red Raiders' doubles tandem of freshman Teddi DiBlasi and junior Michael Innerebner defeated Juan Felipe Diaz and Tomas Bohunicky, 9-8.

"Oklahoma State is a very good team that is ranked No. 29 in the country," said head coach Tim Siegel. "It was another close match for us. We were right in there. I felt the doubles was a key for us and I thought we should have won that point. Jakob had a very big win over a player who was ranked No. 25 in the nation."

Tech will play at Oklahoma tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in its final regular-season match of the year.

Men's Tennis

No. 67 Texas Tech at No. 29 Oklahoma State

April 17, 2004

OSU 4, TTU 3


No. 1 - Jakob Paulsen (TTU) def. Mark Van Elden (OSU), 5-7, 6-4, 14-12

No. 2 - Bojan Szumanski (TTU) def. Yevgen Bondarchuk (OSU), 6-3, 6-2

No. 3 - Tomas Bohunicky (OSU) def. Esat Tanik (TTU), 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 - Dinko Halachev (TTU) def. Boris Kuharic (OSU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

No. 5 - Daniel Byrnes (OSU) def. Michael Innerebner (TTU), 6-1, 6-4

No. 6 - Juan Felipe Diaz (OSU) def. Dimitrio Martinez (TTU), 6-2, 7-5


No. 1 - Kuharic/Bondarchuk (OSU) def. Halachev/Tanik (TTU), 8-6

No. 2 - Van Elden/Byrnes (OSU) def. Paulsen/Szumanski (TTU), 8-4

No. 3 - DiBlasi/Innerebner (TTU) def. Diaz/Bohunicky (OSU), 9-8



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