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Sooners Conclude ITA All-American – The Official Site of Oklahoma Sooner Sports

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma men’s tennis team concluded the ITA Men’s All-American Championships over the weekend.

Three Sooners represented OU in the main draw, tying Oklahoma with Mississippi State and Florida for the most automatic entries in the bracket, and giving OU the lead among Big 12 schools. 

In his first match, OU’s No. 16 Alex Bakshi defeated No. 90 Kristofer Siimar of Michigan in a three-setter, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, to move to the round of 32. Bakshi then fell to Sven Lah (Baylor), in a tight match, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Jake Van Emburgh (No. 70) also grabbed a round of 64 singles win, outlasting TCU’s No. 37 Alastair Gray, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The sophomore was eliminated by Alex Ledbedev (No. 19, Notre Dame) in a wild three-set match, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-4.

No. 34 Ferran Calvo dropped his first match of the weekend to UNC Asheville’s Henry Patten, 7-6 (9), 6-2, to move into the consolation bracket. The Sooner tallied a win over Texas’ Harrison Scott by virtue of a walkover before falling to Clement Marzol (South Alabama) in an extended match, 7-5, 7-5.

In doubles, Bakshi and Van Emburgh suffered a first round loss to Baylor’s Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah, 7-6 (1), 6-2.

The Sooners return to action next weekend at the Harlingen Futures in Harlingen, Texas, with the qualifying draw running Oct. 13-15 and main draw action beginning Oct. 16.

Results from the ITA All-American have been updated below.

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Round of 64
No. 16 Alex Bakshi (OU) def. No. 90 Kristofer Siimar (Michigan), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Henry Patten (UNC Asheville) def. No. 34 Ferran Calvo (OU), 7-6 (9), 6-2
No. 70 Jake Van Emburgh (OU) def. No. 37 Alastair Gray (TCU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Round of 32
No. 85 Sven Lah (Baylor) def. No. 16 Alex Bakshi (OU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 19 Alex Ledbedev (Notre Dame) def. No. 70 Jake Van Emburgh (OU), 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-4

First Round
No. 34 Ferran Calvo (OU) def. No. 47 Harrison Scott (Texas), walkover

Second Round
Clement Marzol (South Alabama) def. No. 34 Ferran Calvo (OU), 7-5, 7-5

Round of 32
Bendeck/Lah (Baylor) def. No. 13 Bakshi/Van Emburgh (OU), 7-6 (1), 6-2

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