Yuya Ito celebrates as the Longhorns faced Oklahoma at the Big 12 Championships at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. [Photo by Texas Athletics]

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Texas men’s tennis sweeps Miami at ITA Kickoff Weekend

Posted January 26th, 2019

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The Texas men’s tennis team swept Miami 4-0 Saturday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center.

The win advances the Longhorns to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Chicago, beginning Feb. 15.

Texas won the doubles point after splitting two matches with the Hurricanes. They followed with three singles wins to clinch the victory and moved the Longhorns to 4-0 in dual-match play.

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“Doubles was really hard fought,” said coach Michael Center on the team’s official Twitter page. “The energy was fantastic. Yuya [Ito] and Chih Chi [Huang] made some great plays.”

Yuya Ito and Chih Chi Huang won 7-6 (5) in a tie breaker to clinch the doubles point. Christian Sigsgaard and Harrison Scott took the other Longhorns’ win earlier, 6-0.

“I thought we had a really terrific day in singles,” Center said. “We were really strong up and down the line. Yuya Ito was off-the-charts good and Christian won a tremendous match against a player he actually lost to a couple weeks ago.”

Ito won 6-1, 6-1 over Bojan Jankulovski to make it 2-0 for Texas.

Sigsgaard bested Soriano Barrera this time, defeating him 6-3, 6-3.

Huang clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Franco Aubone.

The Texas men’s tennis team next faces UT-San Antonio Wednesday at 2 p.m. Later that day they take on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Texas Tennis Center.

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