The No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team battled the No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs to win 4-3 at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday.
Texas won the doubles point and three singles contest to secure the win.
Christian Sigsgaard, ranked No. 12, clinched the win with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 decision over No. 17 Philip Henning.
Despite Yuya Ito falling for the first time after winning 18 straight singles matches, it didn‘t cost the Longhorns the dual-match victory. Ito, ranked No. 2, fell 7-6 (1), 6-4 to No. 28 Trent Bryde.
Chih Chi Huang and Cleeve Harper clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Erik Grevelius and Robert Loeb. Ito and Sigsgaard got the other doubles win over Bryde and Tyler Zink, also by a 6-4 score.
Eliot Spizzirri put Texas up 2-0 with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Grevelius.
Georgia pulled within a point when Huang fell to Blake Croyder 7-5, 6-3.
After Ito‘s loss tied the match, Texas won two straight to clinch. Siem Woldeab set up Sigsgaard’s closing win by beating Zink 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
The final Georgia win came after the Longhorns clinched.
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