Texas' Harrison Scott competes in the singles competition against Tennessee Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tennis tournament at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin, Friday, May 3, 2019. [Stephen Spillman/for Statesman]

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Longhorns men’s tennis team moves on to Final Four

Posted May 16th, 2019

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The Longhorns men’s tennis team topped TCU 4-1 to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

In a season that could have been derailed due to off-the-court issues, the Longhorns have reached the Final Four for the first time since 2009. They’ll play the winner of Florida and Baylor for a chance to reach the final.

Harrison Scott defeated Bertus Kruger 7-6 (4), 6-3 to clinch the match for Texas.

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The Longhorns took the doubles point and surrendered just one singles match on the way to the win.

Leonardo Telles and Colin Markes clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win after Christian Sigsgaard and Scott won 6-2.

Rodrigo Banzer made it 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Sander Jong.

After TCU made it 2-1, Yuya Ito took a 7-5, 6-1 win over Alastair Gray to set the Longhorns up to take the victory.

Texas is back in action in the Final Four at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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