Cowboy Tennis Opens Season With A Victory




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.

Freshman Adolfo Aires also picked up his first dual win at OSU, posting a score of 6-4, 6-4, in the No. 6 spot. Senior Eric West beat Tomas Patiño at the No. 3 spot, 6-3, 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
Jan. 20, 2012 | Tulsa, Okla. | Case Tennis Center

DOUBLES | Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
No. 1 - #56 Vlad Bondarenko/Rifat Biktyakov (OSU) def. Grant Fleming/Max Helgeson (UMKC), 8-5
No. 2 - Eric West/Christopher Haworth (OSU) def. Tomas Patiño/Conner Edwards (UMKC), 8-2
No. 3 - Abdulrahman Alawadhi/David Heckler (UMKC) def. Trevor Horstmann/Adolfo Aires (OSU), 8-5

SINGLES | Order of finish 4, 1, 3, 6, 5, 2
No. 1 - #60 Vlad Bondarenko (OSU) def. Nino Hasandedic, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 - Grant Fleming (UMKC) def. #89 Rifat Biktyakov, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6
No. 3 - Eric West (OSU) def. Tomas Patiño (UMKC), 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 - #77 Christopher Haworth (OSU) def. Abdulrahman Alawadhi, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Conner Edwards (UMKC) def. Trevor Horstmann (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 - Adolfo Aires (OSU) def. Max Helgeson (UMKC),6-4, 6-4


 

 

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