The Longhorns in action at the Texas Tennis Center in this file photo. [RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men’s tennis team wins twice to remain undefeated

Posted January 30th, 2019

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The Texas men’s tennis team took two dual-match wins Wednesday, defeating UT-San Antonio and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Texas Tennis Center.

The Longhorns opened the day with a 6-1 win over UTSA and followed with a 4-0 sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Texas won all three doubles contests against UTSA to take the doubles point in the first match. Christian Sigsgaard and Harrison Scott won 6-3 before Nevin Arimilli and Johnny Goodwin clinched the point with a 6-2 win. Chih Chi Huang and Yuya Ito finished out their match, taking a 6-4 win.

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Colin Markes made it 2-0 with a singles win over Javier Gonzalez. Gonzalez retired after Markes won the first set 6-4.

Ito then bested Joao Ceolin 6-1, 6-2 to give the Longhorns a 3-0 lead.

Sigsgaard, ranked No. 4, clinched the team win by beating No. 66 Kai Brietbach 6-3, 6-1.

After the Roadrunners took their only win of the day, Rodrigo Banzer and Huang each won their matches to close out the competition.

The Longhorns improved to 6-0 in dual-match competition after sweeping Texas A&M-Corpus Christi later in the day. Instead of finishing out every match, the teams played until one squad clinched the competition.

Arimilli and Goodwin won 6-3 before Markes and Leonardo Telles clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win.

Goodwin then made it 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kyohei Yamanaka.

Scott won 6-1, 6-2 over Carlos Pedrosa to pull the Longhorns to within a win of clinching the match.

Banzer closed out the competition with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Okkie Kellerman.

The Longhorns next face North Carolina at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center.

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