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Bryant splits season-opening doubleheader Friday

Bryant splits season-opening doubleheader Friday

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Bryant University men's tennis team opened its spring season with a 5-2 victory over Lamar on Friday morning.

Bryant's first day of competition ended with a 7-0 loss to No. 15 Oklahoma St. Friday started a stretch of 12 matches in 17 days for the Black and Gold.

Game Information
Bryant 5, Lamar 2
No. 15 Oklahoma St. 7, Bryant 0
Records: Bryant (1-1), Lamar (0-2), No. 15 Oklahoma St. (3-0)

Coach Gendron's Comments

"Great win over Lamar. We showed a lot of toughness against a very good team. Very pleased with the start. All in all a great day today. A win over Lamar and we stretched a top-20 opponent in several spots. We'll have a good day of practice on Saturday before another doubleheader against a great opponent on Sunday in Tulsa."

How It Happened (Lamar)

  • The Cardinals earned the doubles point with victories at 1 and 3.
  • Guido Argentini (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Alexander Schou (Holte, Denmark) were victorious at 2, 6-4.
  • Bryant was able to rebound and win five of the six singles matches (1, 3, 4, 5, 6).
  • Andrew Pregel (Cincinnati, Ohio) got the Black and Gold on the board with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at 6.
  • Argentini and Schou then posted back-to-back wins at 3 and 5 to give Bryant a 3-2 lead in the match.
  • Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) secured the victory with a thrilling three-set victory at the top spot. He won the first set 6-4 and then won a third-set tiebreak (7-6 (5)) to get the win.
  • Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) closed the match with a three-set win at 4.

How It Happened (No. 15 Oklahoma St.)

  • Oklahoma St. won all seven matches in the night cap.
  • In doubles, Dong and Trent Massam (Wellington, New Zealand) battled to 4-5 before the match went unfinished.
  • In singles, Ortiz-Garcia pushed the No. 87 ranked player to the limit, falling 6-4, 6-4.  

Results (Lamar)

Singles
No. 1 – Dong (BRY) def. Antura (LU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
No. 2 – Canal (LU) def. Massam (BRY), 1-6, 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – Argentini (BRY) def. Mayr (LU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 – Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Salsini (LU), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 – Schou (BRY) def. Sundaram (LU), 6-3, 7-5
No. 6 – Pregel (BRY) def. Benibo (LU), 6-4, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 – Mayr/Antura (LU) def. Dong/Massam (BRY), 7-5
No. 2 – Argentini/Schou (BRY) def. Canal/Sundaram (LU), 6-4
No. 3 – Benibo/Taylor (LU) def. Ortiz-Garica/Pregel (BRY), 6-3

Results (No. 15 Oklahoma St.)

Singles
No. 1 – No. 91 Kellovsky (OSU) def. Dong (BRY), 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 – Scaglia (OSU) def. Argentini (BRY), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – No. 87 Hudd (OSU) def. Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 – Hammond (OSU) def. Schou (BRY), 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 – Draheim (OSU) def. Pregel (BRY), 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 – Tybar (OSU) def. Forchetti (BRY), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1 – Dong/Massam (BRY) vs. Hudd/Vocel (OSU), 4-5 (unfinished)
No. 2 – Tybar/Scaglia (OSU) def. Argentini/Schou (BRY), 6-3
No. 3 – Draheim/Moraing (OSU) def. Corrado/Belmatch (BRY), 6-0

Up Next

The Bulldogs have Saturday off before they continue their Oklahoma trip with two matches against Tulsa on Sunday. First serve is set for 3:30 p.m. EST.