Cowboy Tennis Drops Match to OU, 4-3




Feb. 26, 2011

TULSA, Okla. – The No. 59 Oklahoma State men’s tennis team dropped to 2-5 Friday, falling to No. 24 Oklahoma, 4-3, in a non-conference Bedlam match at Tulsa’s Case Tennis Center.

The Cowboys got off to a quick start in doubles play to begin the dual. Although the Sooners picked up a win on the No. 3 court, OSU answered with wins from Maniel Bains and Eric West at No. 2 and Aleksey Bessonov and Vlad Bondarenko at No. 1 to earn the first team point.

Oklahoma answered quickly in singles play, however, taking the first four matches finished at Nos. 3, 6, 5 and 2, respectively, to go up, 4-1 and seal the team win.

Even though the dual was already decided, the two remaining singles matches provided plenty of excited for Oklahoma State in the form of a pair of big upset wins.

After dropping his first set, Eric West claimed a tough three-set win over No. 118 Peerakiit Siributwong at No. 4, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0, and freshman Maniel Bains picked up his first dual win of the year after winning a pair of tiebreakers over No. 28 Ionut Beleleu, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7).


 

 

Oklahoma State resumes play March 5 as the Cowboys return to Tulsa to take on Oral Roberts.

No. 24 Oklahoma 4, No. 59 Oklahoma State 3
Feb. 23, 2011 | Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Okla.

DOUBLES | Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
No. 1 – Aleksey Bessonov/Vlad Bondarenko (OSU) def. Ionut Beleleu/Tsvetan Mihov (OU), 8-6
No. 2 – Maniel Bains/Eric West (OSU) def. Costin Paval/John Warden (OU), 8-6
No. 3 – Lawrence Formentera/Laurentiu Gavrila (OU) def. Ilija Martinoski/Tomas Patiño (OSU), 8-2

SINGLES | Order of finish: 3, 6, 5, 2*, 4, 1
No. 1 – Maniel Bains (OSU) def. #28 Ionut Beleleu (OU) 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7)
No. 2 – #69 Costin Paval (OU) def. #115 Vlad Bondarenko (OSU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 – Laurentiu Gavrila (OU) def. Aleksey Bessonov (OSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 – Eric West (OSU) def. #118 Peerakiit Siributwong (OU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 – Tsvetan Mihov (OU) def. Ilija Martinoski (OSU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 – Lawrence Formentera (OU) def. Tomas Patiño (OSU), 6-3, 6-0

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