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Arkansas Takes Two from ORU

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Takes Two from ORU

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 35 Arkansas took two matches from Oral Roberts to move to 6-1 on the year Wednesday as it faced the Golden Eagles in a double header of matches at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center.
Arkansas won the first match 7-0, and continued by winning the second match 6-0 by taking all six singles matches.
“I think our team did a good job of playing today,” head coach Robert Cox said. “A match like this gives a lot of players the chance to play, and a chance to test our endurance for the rest of the season.”
Matt Simpson, Talley Parker, and Imraan Ismail each picked up two wins on the day. Simpson defeated Westin Kemp in the first match, 6-3, 6-1, and also won against Chris Moore in the second match, 6-0, 6-0. Parker defeated Umair Qayyum, 6-4, 6-4 as well as Patrick Guilliod, 6-2, 6-2. Ismail would defeat Chris Moore, 6-1, 6-1 and Adam Ehlrich, 6-3, 6-4.
Adrians Zguns, No. 12 in the nation, played in only the second match of the day due to still recovering from the flu, and defeated Westin Kemp, 6-1, 6-1. Playing six singles in the first match, John Ewbank clinched the match for the Hogs defeating, Patrick Guilliod, 6-1, 6-3. Other players for the Hogs to pick up victories are Viktor Hebrand, Andrei Nicoara, and Matt Roberts.
Next for the Razorbacks will be No. 19 Oklahoma State on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Tulsa at 2 p.m., and Southwest Missouri State on Sunday, Feb. 29th at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center at 1 p.m.


Match 1
Singles:
No.1 Matt Roberts(AR) def. Tyrone Hill(ORU), 6-4,6-4
No.2 Matt Simpson(AR) def. Westin Kemp(ORU), 6-3,6-1
No.3 Imraan Ismail(AR) def. Chris Moore(ORU), 6-1,6-1
No.4 Viktor Hebrand(AR) def. Adam Ehlrich(ORU), 6-0,6-2
No.5 Talley Parker(AR) def. Umair Qayyum(ORU), 6-2,7-5
No.6 John Ewbank(AR) def. Patrick Guilliod(ORU), 6-1,6-3


Doubles:
No.1 Matt Roberts/Imraan Ismail(AR) def. Tyrone Hill/Adam Ehlrich(ORU), 8-1
No.2 Westin Kemp/Chris Moore(ORU) def. Viktor Hebrand/Matt Simpson(AR), 8-3
No.3 Talley Parker/Andrei Nicoara(AR) def. Patrick Guilliod/Umair Qayyum(ORU), 8-1

Match 2
Singles:
No.1 #12 Adrians Zguns(AR) def. Westin Kemp(ORU), 6-1,6-1
No.2 Matt Simpson(AR) def. Chris Moore(ORU), 6-0,6-0
No.3 Imraan Ismail(AR) def. Adam Ehlrich(ORU), 6-3,6-4
No.4 Andrei Nicoara(AR) def. Umair Qayyum(ORU), 6-1,6-1
No.5 Talley Parker(AR) def. Patrick Guilliod(ORU), 6-2,6-2
No.6 Viktor Hebrand(AR) def., (default)



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