UT tennis player Christian Sigsgaard, seen in previous action, won 105 singles matches as a Longhorn. [Photo by Texas Athletics]

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UT’s Sigsgaard wins singles, doubles titles at Southern Intercollegiate

Texas senior beats Georgia's Henning 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Posted September 29th, 2019

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Story highlights
  • He teams with freshman Woldeab for doubles crown as well.
  • UT's Arimilli, Talluri win doubles consolation.
  • Horns to travel to ITA All-American Championships this week.

Texas senior Christian Sigsgaard, ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, won his singles bracket and a doubles crown Sunday at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.

Sigsgaard rallied to beat 81st-ranked Philip Henning of Georgia 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the Red Draw championship match after teaming with UT freshman Siem Woldeab to blank Benjamin Hannestad and Franco Aubone of Miami 6-0 in the Red Draw doubles final.

The Longhorns earned a victory in the Black Draw doubles consolation final as sophomore Nevin Arimilli and freshman Eshan Talluri beat Rrezart Cungu and Yuval Solomon of Wake Forest 6-3. Sophomore Chih Chi Huang and freshman Cleeve Harper lost a tiebreaker 7-6 (5) to LSU’s Boris Kozlov and Malik Bhatnagar in the Red Draw consolation finals.

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Huang and freshman Evin McDonald went to third-set supertiebreakers before falling in consolation matches. Huang lost to Blaise Bicknell of Florida 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (6) in the Black Draw, and McDonald was beaten by Andres Martin of Georgia Tech 7-5, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (1) in the Red Draw.

In the White Draw consolation final, Benjamin Hannestad of Miami topped Texas’ Eshan Talluri 6-1, 6-1.

In Black Draw consolation matches, Arimilli and Talluri defeated Rrezart Cungu and Yuval Solomon of Wake Forest 6-3 and Yizhou Liu and Gabriel Diaz Freire of Clemson beat McDonald and Jacob Bullard 7-5.

In Silver Draw consolation play, Matteo Reyes of Georgia beat Arimilli 6-4, 6-3. Bullard won a walkover in White Draw consolation.

Next up for the Longhorns will be the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., beginning Oct. 5.

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