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Univ. of Oklahoma Men Team News
Sooners Win First Road Match
Saturday, 02/02/2013

NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 8 University of Oklahoma men's tennis team (4-0) won its first road match of the season 4-3 over No. 33 Indiana University (1-5) at the IU Indoor Tennis Center in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 1.

"We did a great job of fighting through a tough indoor road match today," OU head coach John Roddick said. "The conditions were difficult and we did a good job dealing with the fast courts and pulling out a win."

The Hoosiers snatched the first team point after Isade Juneau and Sam Monette topped Costin Paval and Dane Webb 8-6, and Josh MacTaggart and Daniel Bednarczyk beat Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez Llamas 8-2. Indiana claimed another point after Monette defeated Webb 6-2, 6-4 in singles.

After that, OU battled back to win a tight match.

Paval won the first point for the Sooners, defeating Juneau 6-4, 6-3. Leonard Stakhovsky and Alvarez Llamas also secured wins for the Sooners.

Alcorta sealed the win for OU, beating MacTaggart 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3.

The Sooners continue their road weekend against No. 9 Kentucky at the Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Ky.

No. 8 Oklahoma 4, No. 33 Indiana 3
     1. Juneau/Monette (Indiana) def. Paval/Webb (OU), 8-6
     2. MacTaggart/Bednarczyk (Indiana) def. Alcorta/Alvarez Llamas (OU), 8-2
     3. Siributwong/Stakhovsky (OU) def. Essick/Tasic (Indiana), 8-5
          Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

     1. Costin Paval (OU) def. Isade Juneau (Indiana), 6-4, 6-3
     2. Guillermo Alcorta (OU) def. Josh MacTaggart (Indiana), 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3
     3. Sam Monette (Indiana) def. Dane Webb (OU), 6-2, 6-4
     4. Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. Dimitrije Tasic (Indiana), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
     5. Daniel Bednarczyk (Indiana) def. Peerakit Siributwong (OU), 7-6 (2), 6-7, Ret.
     6. Leonard Stakhovsky (OU) def. Elliott Yee (Indiana), 6-2, 6-2
          Order of finish: 3, 1, 6, 4, 2*, 5