Men's Tennis Falls at No. 49 Oklahoma State

April 1, 2010

By Doug Richards

STILLWATER, Okla. ( - Playing the first of two matches this week in Oklahoma, the UCF men's tennis squad fell 5-2 to No. 49 Oklahoma State Thursday at the DeBois Tennis Complex. The Cowboys, who improved to 7-8 with the win, took the doubles point to open the contest and then won four singles matches.

UCF, ranked 63rd nationally, fell to 9-6 on the year.

The Knights' singles victories came at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots. Facing Eric West at No. 5, senior Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) posted a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win. At No. 6, freshman Nino Hasandedic (Munich, Germany) rallied to top Maxi Kuhn (6-7, 6-4, 6-2).

The Cowboys have a pair of nationally-ranked singles players and they both registered victories. Oleksander Nedovyesov, who is 14th in the country, topped senior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) at No. 1, 6-3, 6-2. No. 98 Anton Bobytskyi was a 6-4, 6-2 victor over senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) at No. 2.

In doubles, UCF picked up a victory at No. 2, where Beigart and sophomore Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) held on to top West and Bobytskyi, 9-8 (1).

UCF will conclude its tour of Oklahoma Saturday, facing No. 31 Tulsa.

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No. 49 Oklahoma State 5, No. 63 UCF 2

No. 1 - #16 Oleksandr Nedovyesov/Aleksey Bessonov (OSU) def. Marc Rocafort/Blaze Schwartz (UCF), 8-5
No. 2 - Joe Delinks/Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Eric West/Anton Bobytskyi (OSU), 9-8(1)
No. 3 - Maxi Kuhn/Ilija Martinoski (OSU) def. Brock Sakey/Claudio Romano (UCF), 8-4

No. 1 - #14 Oleksandr Nedovyesov (OSU) def. Brock Sakey (UCF), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - #98 Anton Bobytskyi (OSU) def. Marc Rocafort (UCF), 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Aleksey Bessonov (OSU) def. Blaze Schwartz (UCF), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Ilija Martinoski (OSU) def. Claudio Romano (UCF), 6-3, 7-6(6)
No. 5 - Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Eric West (OSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
No. 6 - Nino Hasandedic (UCF) def. Maxi Kuhn (OSU), 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2