STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s men’s tennis team returns after a win column in a gritty 4-2 victory over No. 1 32 Greenwood Tennis Center at Tulsa this afternoon.
With the win, the Cowboys improved to 11-7 on the year. In victory, Oklahoma State is also showing off their 14th consecutive doubles point.
“That was just a good college tennis match,” OSU head coach Dustin Taylor said. “Two good teams that competed hard. From our end, it was a good match from top to bottom. I’m really proud of the guys and how they responded to a tough match against Oklahoma 48 hours ago.”
The Cowboys were quick to collect the doubles point with two and three on victories. Max Verboven and Alex Garcia got momentum started early after dominating Daniel Siddall and Tom Thelwall-Jones, 6-4. Leighton Allen and Joseph Chen They were quick to rally and impressively take down Tulsa’s duo Callum Gale and Adham Gaber, 6-4. When the point was decided, No. 37 Tyler Zink and Seb Nothhaft were in a tight race against Connor Di Marco and Kody Pearson, 6-6.
Tulsa was quick to gain singles action in their footing, taking the first two courts in the matchup. Seb Nothhaft took the court against Connor Di Marco, where a back-and-forth battle went to straight sets in Tulsa, 6-2, 6-4. Callum Gale is down when The Momentum continues to court six Joseph Chen In a hard-fought battle, 6-2, 6-3, give the Golden Hurricane the overall advantage, 2-1.
Max Verboven was on the Oklahoma State Court for a quick answer back. The junior was impressive against No. 83 A straight-set performance in Ezequiel Santalla, 6-4, 6-4, two apiece at OSU and even the match for a critical point.
The remaining matches of the day were evenly matched with each extending to a third set.
Leighton Allen His opening set, 6-4, easily sweeping the match of the remainder of the set. A quick answer by Adham Gaber reflected in the second set, 6-4. Allen easily transitioned into the third, gaining traction and completely controlling play to tally OSU’s second singles point of the day, 6-2.
Court two was to finish next. Tulsa’s Stefan Hampe was a quick run to the opening set against OSU’s Alex Garcia, 6-3. The Cowboy stays resilient, sweeping the second and third sets, 6-4, 6-2, to clinch the match at OSU.
When play was called, Tyler Zink His match against Kody Pearson, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 3-1.
The Cowboys will return to the conference play with a road test in Waco, Texas on Friday when they take on the Baylor Bears.
1. Tyler Zink (OSU) vs. # 106 Kody Pearson (TULSA) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 3-1, unfinished
2. Alex Garcia (OSU) def. Stefan Hampe (TULSA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Max Verboven (OSU) def. # 83 Ezequiel Santalla (TULSA) 6-4, 6-4
4. Connor Di Marco (TULSA) def. Seb Nothhaft (OSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Leighton Allen (OSU) def. Adham Gaber (TULSA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
6. Callum Gale (TULSA) def. Joseph Chen (OSU) 6-2, 6-3
1. # 37 Tyler Zink/ Seb Nothhaft (OSU) vs. Connor Di Marco / Kody Pearson (TULSA) 6-6, unfinished
2. Max Verboven /Alex Garcia (OSU) def. Daniel Siddall / Tom Thelwall-Jones (TULSA) 6-4
3. Leighton Allen/Joseph Chen (OSU) def. Callum Gale / Adham Gaber (TULSA) 6-4 Match Notes: Finishing Order: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,6,3,5,2)