Texas women's tennis coach Howard Joffe has 200 wins as a college head coach. SHELBY TAUBER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas women’s tennis clinches at least share of Big 12 title, Joffe wins 200th

Posted April 12th, 2019

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The No. 6 Texas women’s tennis team survived a tough test Friday, defeating Iowa State 4-3 in Urbandale, Iowa, to win at least a share of the regular-season Big 12 title.

The victory was also the 200th in the coaching career of Howard Joffe, who is 200-87 overall as a college head coach.

Tijana Spasojevic earned the clinching point as she defeated Margarita Timakova 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

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After the Cyclones won the doubles point, Anna Turati and Petra Granic put Texas back in the lead with straight-set victories in singles competition.

Turati defeated Regina Espindola 6-0, 6-1, and Granic topped Ekaterina Grib 6-3, 6-1. The win was Turati’s 14th straight in singles competition.

Iowa State tied it at 2-2 before Fernanda Labraña came back to defeat Annabella Bonadonna 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Spasojevic clinched the match after that and Iowa State took the final singles contest.

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