Jan. 20, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State men's tennis team got its season started off on the right foot when it defeated Missouri-Kansas City at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa on Friday.
The Cowboys (1-0) began their 5-2 victory against UMKC (0-1) by taking two of three doubles matches to open the dual. The No. 56 pairing of senior Vlad Bondarenko and sophomore Rifat Biktyakov picked up an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles.
OSU picked up four singles victories on the day, led by No. 60 Bondarenko, who defeated Nino Hasandedic in the No. 1 spot. Freshman Christopher Haworth, ranked No. 77, earned his first dual victory as a Cowboy, defeating Abdulrahman Alawadhi, 6-1, 6-0.
The Cowboys return to the court next Friday, Jan. 27, when they take on Seminole State in Tulsa at 6 p.m.
Oklahoma State 5, UMKC 2
DOUBLES | Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
SINGLES | Order of finish 4, 1, 3, 6, 5, 2