March 16, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 68 University of San Diego men's tennis team (7-5, 3-0 WCC) lost 7-0 in a hard-fought battle to No. 2 Oklahoma (14-1) Sunday afternoon at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.
In a high intensity doubles contest, the Toreros were barely edged out by the Sooners. After No. 2 Oklahoma picked up the first win at the No. 1 spot, Sooners' Axel Alvarez Llamas and Guillermo Alcorta continued to use their momentum, narrowly pulling away from sophomores Uros Petronijevic and Romain Kalaydjian 8-5.
In singles play, the Toreros competed strong on all six courts. While the Sooners extended their lead with a win at the No. 2 and 4 spots, the remaining four matches proved to be extremely tight. Sooners' No 43 Andrew Harris defeated Kalaydjian 7-6(5), 6-3 to clinch the match, while Fitzgerald fell to Nick Papac 6-4, 6-4.
The last matches of the day would go to three sets: Sooners' No. 2 Axel Alvarez Llamas defeated No. 59 Spinosa 6-7(4), 6-2, 1-0(0) and Austin Siegel beat freshman Geoffrey Fosso 6-7(3), 6-3, 1-0(6).
The Toreros return to action as they co-host the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic tournament this Thursday, March 20th.
San Diego 0, Oklahoma 7
1. #36 Dane Webb/Andrew Harris (OU) def. #31 Clarke Spinosa/Filip Vittek (USD) 8-4
2. Axel Alvarez Llamas/Guillermo Alcorta (OU) def. Romain Kalaydjian/Uros Petronijevic (USD) 8-5
3. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson (USD) vs. Peerakit Siributwong/Nick Papac (OU) 6-6 DNF
1. #2 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #59 Clarke Spinosa (USD) 6-7(4), 6-2, 1-0(0)
2. #5 Guillermo Alcorta (OU) def. Uros Petronijevic (USD) 6-0, 6-1
3. #43 Dane Webb (OU) def. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 7-6(5), 6-3
4. #35 Andrew Harris (OU) def. Filip Vittek (USD) 6-1, 6-4
5. Nick Papac (OU) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) 6-4, 6-4
6. Austin Siegel (OU) def. Geoffrey Fosso (USD) 6-7(3), 6-3, 1-0(6)
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2); Singles (2, 4, 3, 5, 1, 6)
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