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

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men’s tennis opens Big 12 play with sweep

Posted March 29th, 2019

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The No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team dropped just two sets on the way to a 7-0 sweep of Texas Tech at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday.

The Longhorns (18-2) won the doubles point and took six singles wins to open Big 12 play.

Chih Chi Huang defeated Franco Ribero to clinch the match for the Longhorns. Huang won 6-2, 6-2.

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Huang and Yuya Ito opened competition with a doubles win over Matheus Leite and Ilgiz Valiev. The Texas duo won 6-2 before Colin Markes and Leonardo Telles won 6-3 over Jackson Cobb and Tommy Mylnikov to clinch the point.

Ito kept the pressure on as he took his singles match 6-1, 6-1 over Mylnikov.

Rodrigo Banzer also won in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 to make it 3-0 in favor of Texas.

After Huang clinched the match, Telles, Christian Sigsgaard and Harrison Scott each won their singles contests.

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