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Oklahoma men’s tennis: Sooners look to win third match-up against Ohio State in the Sweet 16

Oklahoma men’s tennis: Sooners look to win third match-up against Ohio State in the Sweet 16
Spencer Papa

Oklahoma will try to avenge their regular season loss to Ohio State when they face the Buckeyes in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

The Sooners and the Buckeyes squared off twice during the regular season, with both matches going to Ohio State. The first match was at the 2017 ITA National Indoors at neutral site Charlottesville, Virginia. Ohio State dominated the match, and shut out Oklahoma 4-0.

“It’s just one of those things where it’s such a high stage right now that I don’t think anything else that we can do can motivate us more,” senior Alex Ghilea said. “It’s such a big match that we want to prove that we can beat them.”

In the second match, the Sooners were without one of their best players, Andrew Harris, during the road trip against Ohio State. In the end, it did not matter as the Buckeyes shut out Oklahoma 4-0 for the second consecutive match between the two teams.

“It’s going to be a tough match,” senior Andrew Harris said. “We played them twice, one I did play, one I didn’t play. They’re a very good team.”

The Sooners are a much better team since the loss to Ohio State, winning five of their last six matches. If the team wants to defeat Ohio State, then they will have…

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