TULSA, Okla. - The University of Arkansas men's tennis team (6-5) dropped a 4-3 decision to the University of Tulsa on Friday.
Arkansas won the doubles point with two upset victories over ranked pairs. Seniors Mike Nott
and Manfred Jeske
defeated No. 20 Clifford Marsland and Dylan McCloskey 6-5 (8-6) at the No. 1 doubles position. On court 2, seniors Hall Fess
and Pete Thomason
easily handled the No. 47 Alejandro Espejo and Japie De Klerk 6-0.
Freshman Johan den Toom
notched the first Razorback singles victory, defeating Carlos Bautista 6-3, 5-6 (2-7), 6-3 at the No. 5 position. Den Toom is currently on a team-high five-match win streak, a career long for the freshman. Junior Jovan Parlic
rounded out the Razorback victories at the No. 4 position, hanging on to defeat Dylan McCloskey 6-2, 5-6 (11-13), 6-1.
Arkansas will return to action on Feb. 22-23, when they host Oklahoma State on Saturday and welcome SIU-Edwardsville for a Sunday doubleheader. For more information on Arkansas tennis, follow @RazorbackMTEN on Twitter.
Tennis Match Results
Arkansas vs Tulsa
2/14/2014 at Tulsa, Okla.
(Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Tulsa 4, Arkansas 3
1. #106 Japie De Klerk (TLS) def. Mike Nott
(ARK) 6-4, 6-2
3. Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. Hall Fess
(ARK) 5-6 (6-8), 6-1, 6-0
4. Jovan Parlic
(ARK) def. Dylan McCloskey (TLS) 6-2, 5-6 (11-13), 6-1
5. Johan den Toom
(ARK) def. Carlos Bautista (TLS) 6-3, 5-6 (2-7), 6-3
6. Daniel Santos (TLS) def. Juan Marino
(ARK) 6-5 (7-5), 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,6,3,5,4)