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Big 12 Men's Team Profile: Oklahoma

Big 12 Men's Team Profile: Oklahoma
The Big 12 Tennis Championships are coming up and the teams competing are solid. On the men's side, 4 of the 6 teams in the conference are ranked inside the top 10. Take a look at the team profiles and make your guess as to who will win the Big 12 Championships.  

2017 Record: 13-9 overall, 1-3 Big 12

Head Coach

Nick Crowell is in his first season at Oklahoma. Previously, he was the associate head coach at Florida State. He has an impressive history at Florida State, but it will be interesting to see how he does at Oklahoma. So far, the team is doing well under his direction. The Big 12 tournament and (hopefully) the NCAA tournament will really show us what he is capable of as the head coach of Oklahoma.

Lineup

Singles:

1. #30 Andrew Harris
2. #18 Spencer Papa
3. #40 Alex Ghilea
4. #105 Florin Bragusi
5. Jochen Bertsch
6. Adrian Oetzbach

Doubles
1. #15 Andrew Harris/Spencer Papa
2. Florian Bragusi/Alex Ghilea
3. Jochen Bertsch/Adrian Oetzbach

Team Notes

The Oklahoma team started of ranked #12 in the ITA rankings and have stayed pretty consistent. This team performs better under pressure and plays up though when it comes to tournaments...Oklahoma has been the NCAA runner-up team for the past 3 years. The Sooners are the fifth seed in the tournament (out of six teams) but don't count them out yet. A few of their most notable wins this season include: Texas Tech and their most recent sweep of their rivals, Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma will play the number 4 seed, Texas, in the first round of the tournament on Thursday,  April 27. The Sooners lost to the Longhorns 3-4 in their season meeting, but if perform better under pressure like they're used to, the Sooners will be able to swing the match their way for the win.

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