FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team (6-6) lost a heartbreaker in Fayetteville Saturday, falling 5-2 to No. 25 Oklahoma State (10-0).
The Razorbacks swept doubles play, with seniors Hall Fess
and Pete Thomason
winning their second consecutive match over a ranked opponent at the No. 2 doubles position and ninth win of the season. The senior pair of Manfred Jeske
and Mike Nott
also won on court 1 and freshman Johan den Toom
and sophomore partner Santiago Munoz
were ahead before their match was suspended after Arkansas clinched the doubles point. Arkansas' doubles victories marked only the second time in 2014 that Oklahoma State has lost the doubles point.
Arkansas headed into singles play leading Oklahoma State 1-0 but would only score one more point Saturday afternoon. Freshman Juan Marino
made quick work of his opponent, winning the first game 6-2 and battling back from 0-3 to win the second game 6-4 at the No. 6 singles position. Junior Jovan Parlic
won his first game but dropped a close second before fighting back from 1-5 to take the third game into a 6-6 tiebreaker. Parlic eventually fell in an 8-2 tiebreaker on a 7-6 third set.
Arkansas will return to action tomorrow, facing SIU-Edwardsville in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Oklahoma State vs Arkansas
Feb 22, 2014 at Dills Indoor Tennis Center
#25 Oklahoma State 5, #68 Arkansas 2
1. Jakob Sude (OKST) def. Mike Nott
(AR) 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-4
3. Arjun Kadhe (OKST) def. Hall Fess
(AR) 6-3, 7-5
4. Lucas Gerch (OKST) def. Jovan Parlic
(AR) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-2)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,6,3,1,5,4)