NORMAN, Okla. -- A come-from-behind victory for Guillermo Alcorta clinched No. 4 Oklahoma’s 4-3 nailbiter against No. 6 Baylor on Friday night.
“It wasn’t a shock that Willy’s match went to three sets,” head coach John Roddick said. “Willy’s been really good in those situations overall. We have a few guys I wouldn’t mind having out there in those situations and Willy has proven over and over that he’s the guy to have out there.”
Alcorta had to fight for the duration of his match. After being down 2-4 in his first set, he came back to win 6-4. Despite dropping the set 5-7, he won three games in a row to top Julian Lenz in the third set 6-3. This victory marks Alcorta’s 14th win of 2014 and is the second time he’s won for OU in the past three matches.
Junior Dane Webb also had a tough battle playing in the No. 3 spot. After cruising through his first set 6-3, he battled through an extensive tiebreak, but prevailed versus Diego Galeano 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
“Dane’s only lost serve once in the last four matches,” Roddick said. “When you play the way he plays and you don’t lose serve he’s going to be really tough to beat. He’s gotten better and better and better.”
Freshman Andrew Harris earned his 14th win this year, dispatching Tony Lupieri in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
OU won the doubles point with wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions and, according to Roddick, played a huge part in the Sooners coming out on top.
“The doubles point was huge,” Roddick said. “We knew that going in, that winning the doubles point would be the advantage. If we didn’t win the doubles point then it was going to be a tough road.”