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Men's Tennis Suffers First Loss of Season

Dominik Mueller was Baylor's lone singles winner against Oklahoma State.

Dominik Mueller was Baylor's lone singles winner against Oklahoma State.

Feb. 15, 2008

Final Stats

SEATTLE - The fourth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season when the 21st-ranked and 12th-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys upset the Bears 4-2 in first-round action of the 16-team ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle on Friday morning.

The Bears, now 7-1 on the season and 14-6 all-time in National Team Indoor Championships play, will take on 12th-ranked North Carolina in second-round action on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (CT). North Carolina lost in the first round to Mississippi, 4-1.

"Oklahoma State was better today. They competed and played at a higher level than we did. We face a big challenge again tomorrow. I'm excited to see how we'll respond," said head coach Matt Knoll.

The Bears got a point on the scoreboard first with wins at No. 3 and No. 1 doubles, respectively. However, the Cowboys swept the top three singles spots and No. 5 to claim the victory. The match came down to No. 5 singles where OSU's Anton Bobytski beat freshman Jordan Rux 6-3, 7-5. Despite losing the first set and trailing 5-1 in the second set, Rux broke Bobytski twice to get back into the match. But Bobytski rallied at 5-5 to take the last two sets and clinch the win for the Cowboys. Sophomore Dominik Mueller earned Baylor's lone singles point with a straight-sets win at No. 6.

Complete ITA Indoor results, live scoring, results and recaps of each match will be posted at:
http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/08-ita-indoors.html

No. 12 Oklahoma State 4, No. 4 Baylor 2 (listed by seeds)
ITA National Team Indoor
Nordstrom Tennis Center - Seattle, Wash.

Singles Results
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 6, 1, 5*
1) #29 Oleksandr Nedovyesov (OS) def. Lars Poerschke (BU) 6-4, 6-4
2) #71 Ivan Puchkarov (OS) def. #10 Denes Lukacs (BU) 6-3, 6-4
3) #77 Dmytro Petrov (OS) def. #80 David Galic (BU) 6-3, 6-2
4) Gwen Corches (BU) vs. Nathan Byrnes (OS) DNF
5) Mark Kepler (OS) def. Jordan Rux (BU) 6-3, 7-5
6) Dominik Mueller (BU) def. Anton Bobytskyi (OS) 6-4, 6-3

 

 

Doubles Results
Order of Finish: 3,1
1) Galic/Rux (BU) def. Nedovyesov /Byrnes (OS) 8-5
2) Poerschke/Mueller (B) vs. Petrov /Puchkarov (OS) DNF
3) Lukacs/Atilla Bucko (BU) def. Bobytskyi /Kepler (OS) 8-3
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