Freshman Luke Moorhead lost a tight three set match on Saturday evening.
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Mavericks Drop Two to Arkansas

Omaha Athletics | March 19, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -  The Omaha men’s tennis team returned to the courts on Saturday evening dropping a doubleheader to Arkansas.  The Mavericks fell in the opener 5-0 and lost the nightcap 5-0.  UNO dropped to 5-8 (0-0 Summit League) on the season, while Arkansas is now 10-8.

Omaha returns to action on Tuesday, March 21, visiting St. Thomas University.  First serve is set for 2 p.m. in Miami Gardens, Fla.  Links to live stats when available can be found on

In the first match, the Razorbacks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of doubles wins.  Senior John Ellis and sophomore Matt Dunn lost a 6-2 decision to Johan den Toom and Branch Terrell at No. 2.  Freshman Razvan Grigorescu and senior Colin Buckley fell 6-3 to Adam Sanjurjo and Oscar Mesquida at No. 1.

In singles action, Omaha lost straight set matches at No. 3 and No. 6.  Grigorescu, the No. 57 player in the country, dropped a split set match to No. 24 Jose Salazar.  Grigorescu won the first set 6-4, but lost the second 7-5 and then fell in the third set super-tiebreaker 1-0 (10-5).

The Arkansas pairing of Salazar and Juan Marino defeated freshman Nathan Reekie and Alex Woodward at No. 2 doubles, 6-3, to open the second match.   

In singles play, Reekie and Buckley lost by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively.  Sophomore Alex Woodward also fell by the same 6-0, 6-1 score at No. 5.  Freshman Luke Moorhead dropped a hard-fought match at No. 6 singles to Austin Robles.  Moorhead won the first set 6-2, but fell 6-1 and 6-0 in the final two sets.

Match 1 - Arkansas 5, Omaha 0
Singles competition
1. #24 Jose Salazar (AR/14.38) def. #57 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA/13.42) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5)
3. Adam Sanjurjo (AR) def. Colin Buckley (OMAHA/11.43) 6-0, 6-4
6. Jacob Herndon (AR) def. John Ellis (OMAHA/11.11) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Adam Sanjurjo/Oscar Mesquida (AR) def. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) 6-3
2. Johan den Toom/Branch Terrell (AR) def. John Ellis/Matt Dunn (OMAHA) 6-2

Match 2 – Arkansas 5, Omaha 0
Singles competition
1. #57 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA) vs. #24 Jose Salazar (AR) no result
2. Branch Terrell (AR/12.48) def. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA/11.92) 6-0, 6-1
3. Matt Dunn (OMAHA) vs. Adam Sanjurjo (AR) no result
4. Oscar Mesquida (AR/13.32) def. Colin Buckley (OMAHA/11.43) 6-0, 6-1
5. Juan Marino (AR/12.99) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA/11.50) 6-0, 6-1
6. Austin Robles (AR/11.92) def. Luke Moorhead (OMAHA/11.35) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) vs. Oscar Mesquida/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) no result
2. Jose Salazar/Juan Marino (AR) def. Nathan Reekie/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-3