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Oklahoma scene: Wild card entry upsets No. 7 seed at Oklahoma City Open

Harrison Adams defeats No. 7 Rudolph Siwy, former PC North star Chris Haworth loses first-round match
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 10, 2012

One seeded player lost Tuesday in the first round of the Jackie Cooper BMW Oklahoma City Open main draw at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. Harrison Adams of New Braunfels, Texas, defeated No. 7-seeded Rudolph Siwy of Czechoslovakia 6-1, 6-3. Adams was a wild-card entry by tournament directors He will play unseeded Sekou Bangoura in the second round at a time not announced as of Tuesday night.

Chris Haworth, an Oklahoma State freshman and state champion at Putnam City North High School, lost to No. 5-seed Jaan-Frederik Brunken of Germany 7-6, 6-4. Haworth was also a wild-card entry.

The Oklahoma State doubles team of Rifat Biktyakov and Vladislav Bondarenko won a main draw match, defeating Marvin Barker and Mark Verryth 7-6, 6-3.

The tournament continues at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


Oklahoma singles players Whitney Ritchie, Mia Lancaster, Abbie Melrose and Nicole Long all won Tuesday, and that helped the Sooners defeat Oklahoma State 4-3 in Big 12 women's tennis in Stillwater. OSU (10-7 overall, 4-3 Big 12) won two doubles matches, but the Sooners (10-10, 4-3) had too much power on the singles side.

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