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No. 96 Strode Upsets No. 11 Byrnes at ITA Central Regional Championships

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 96 Strode Upsets No. 11 Byrnes at ITA Central Regional Championships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas tennis completed competition at the ITA Central Regional Championships on Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

Strode upset No. 11 Daniel Byrnes of Oklahoma State, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the main draw, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5). In the semifinals, the St. Louis native faced No. 83 Ricardo Soriano of Tulsa and Soriano came away with a 6-2, 6-3 win. Strode ended the tournament with a 4-1 record.

In the singles consolation draw, Jorge Villanueva split his two matches on Sunday. In the semifinals of the consolation draw, Villanueva topped Rodrigo Lama of Southern Illinois, 6-3, 5-7 (10-4). He then fell in the finals to Olof Sjolund of Tulsa, 6-1, 6-4. The La Paz, Bolivia native ended the weekend with a 4-2 record.

For complete results of the ITA Central Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla., visit www.tulsahurricane.com.



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