Christian Sigsgaard of UT hits a return in his doubles match against California at the NCAA Tennis Championships at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday May 12, 2018. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas men’s tennis earns sweep at ITA Kickoff Weekend

Posted January 25th, 2019

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The Texas men’s tennis team swept Washington 4-0 Friday to open the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center.

The win makes the Longhorns 3-0 on the season with a championship match coming up Saturday.

Texas took the doubles point with a pair of 6-3 wins. Yuya Ito and Chih Chi Huang teamed up to defeat Kawika Lam and Kasper Smith. Colin Markes and Leonardo Telles clinched the point with a win over Ewen Lumsden and Enzo Sommer.

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In singles competition, No. 4 Christian Sigsgaard cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sommer to put the Longhorns up 2-0. Sigsgaard started the match winning 10 straight games before Sommer earned his lone victory.

Harrison Scott also won in straight sets, defeating Lumsden 6-2, 6-1.

No. 18 Ito clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Piers Foley.

The Longhorns next will face Miami in the championship match at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Tennis Center. The winner will head to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Chicago beginning Feb. 15.

Miami defeated Utah State after the Longhorns’ win. The Hurricanes won the doubles point and took three singles victories to win 4-2.

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