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]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men advance to Big 12 Tennis Championship final

Posted April 20th, 2019

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The Longhorns defeated Oklahoma 4-2 to advance to the final of the Big 12 Tennis Championship in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday.

Colin Markes topped Mason Beiler 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the match for the Longhorns.

No. 2 Texas is now set to face Baylor in the final Sunday at 1 p.m.

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“Oklahoma is an outstanding team, and we feel fortunate to have come out on top,” interim head coach Bruce Berque said. “We know we are going to have to have our A game tomorrow to have a shot at the championship.”

Texas won the doubles point before taking three singles victories. Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard won 6-3 before Chih Chi Huang and Yuya Ito outlasted Spencer Papa and Max Stewart 7-5 to clinch the point.

Rodrigo Banzer made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stefano Tsorotiotis.

Sigsgaard kept Texas on a roll, winning 6-4, 6-3 over Papa.

Oklahoma didn’t go quietly, however, winning two straight singles contests to make it 3-2 before Markes nailed down the win.

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