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 tops TCU in Top 10 matchup

Posted April 6th, 2019

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After losing the doubles point, the No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team rallied to win six singles matches and defeat No. 10 TCU 6-1 in Fort Worth on Saturday.

Christian Sigsgaard topped Alex Rybakov in three sets in the Top 10 matchup to clinch the win. Sigsgaard, ranked 7th, dropped the first set but rallied to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 over his No. 4 opponent.

“It was a great match today and we have so much respect for how good TCU is,” interim head coach Bruce Berque said. “These seniors had never beaten TCU until today and it was important to be able to get a road win at such a difficult place to play. We didn’t start well in doubles, but to then turn around and win all of the singles was really impressive. I really liked the way we competed.”

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Yuya Ito took the first singles contest 6-4, 6-2 to tie the match 1-1. Ito, also ranked in the Top 10 as the No. 5 player, bested Alastair Gray, ranked 20th.

Leonardo Telles gave Texas (20-2, 3-0 Big 12) a 2-1 lead when he defeated Reese Stadler 6-3, 7-5.

Colin Markes brought Texas to the brink of victory with his 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 win over Luc Fomba.

After Sigsgaard sealed the win, Harrison Scott and Rodrigo Banzer added two more singles victories to round out the score.

The Texas men’s tennis team next travels to Stillwater, Okla. to take on the Cowboys Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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