Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma Christian men win NAIA tennis championship

The Eagles defeated No. 1-ranked and defending national titlist Fresno Pacific, 5-4. The tennis championship is the second in OC program history.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 19, 2012

Oklahoma Christian University won the NAIA Men's Tennis Championships on Saturday, defeating No. 1-ranked Fresno Pacific 5-4 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. The third-ranked Eagles finished the season with a 20-3 record and captured the program's second national championship. Oklahoma Christian won the 2003 title.

On Saturday, Bruno Tiberti, Martin Poboril and Jaime Sanchez-Canamares were singles winners for OC. Tiberti and Poboril and Canamares and Renardy Guelfi were doubles winners. Oklahoma Christian's Kris Miller was named NAIA Coach of the Year, and Tiberti was selected as the Ward-Balling Most Outstanding Player.

Fresno Pacific, the defending national champ, finished its season 25-2.


No. 2-ranked Central Oklahoma, enjoying its best softball season in school history, was eliminated from the NCAA Division II World Series on Saturday with a 2-0 loss to defending national champion California-San Diego in Louisville, Ky. The semifinal loss ended the Bronchos' season at 46-9, which included a school-record 35-game win streak.

California-San Diego defeated UCO 4-3 in extra innings on Friday to set up an elimination rematch. UCO's best chance to score Saturday came in the sixth inning, when Nathalie Timmermans singled and went to third on Kacie Edwards' double. But Cal-San Diego pitcher Camille Gaito retired the next three batters to escape the jam.

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