Harrison Scott of UT returns a shot against Jack Malloy of 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 team sweeps Incarnate Word

Posted February 26th, 2019

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The Texas men’s tennis team faced a different opponent than expected Tuesday, but they came away with a sweep to improve to 12-1.

The Longhorns defeated Incarnate Word 7-0 at the Texas Tennis Center after their original match with Tulane on the road was canceled. Texas didn’t drop a set in the competition.

“I thought the guys did a great job tonight, there was great energy. We were very aggressive from the very beginning,” said head coach Michael Center on the team’s official Twitter account. “Strong performance across the board.”

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That strong performance began with doubles competition. Leonardo Telles and Colin Markes won 6-1 before Yuya Ito and Chih Chi Huang clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win.

A straight-sets win by Ito over Gabriel Evans made it 2-0. Ito didn’t surrender a single game, winning 6-0, 6-0.

The Longhorns won every singles match in straight sets. Telles kept it going after Ito’s win. Telles topped Sebastian Mortier 6-0, 6-3.

Harrison Scott defeated Paco Bendana 6-0, 6-1 to seal the win for the Longhorns.

Markes won 6-0, 6-2 over Dennis Boisseau.

Huang kept the wins coming with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Caleb Dyer before Rodrigo Banzer won 6-2, 6-3 over Oliver Valentinsson.

The Texas men’s tennis team next faces Georgia on Sunday at noon in Athens. After that the Longhorns host seven straight matches.

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