The inaugural matches at the new Texas Tennis Center were held January 19-21, 2018. [RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas men’s tennis bounces back to beat Tulane

Posted March 6th, 2020

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The Texas men’s tennis team bounced back from Sunday’s loss to defeat Tulane 5-2 at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday.

The Longhorns fell to N.C. State on Sunday but won the doubles point and three singles contest Friday to get back in the win column.

Siem Woldeab topped Luis Erlenbusch to seal the match with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

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“It was a good win,” head coach Bruce Berque said. “We have a lot of respect for Tulane as a program and think the coaches do a great job. Last time, they had a pretty similar lineup that came in and beat us at home pretty badly, so we knew we had to be ready.”

Yuya Ito and Christian Sigsgaard opened the competition with a 6-3 doubles win over Hamish Stewart and Akos Kotorman. Jacob Bullard and Eliot Spizzirri sealed the doubles point with a 6-3 win over Benji Jacobson and Ewan Moore.

Ito made it 2-0 for Texas with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Stewart.

Chih Chi Huang took the Longhorns to the brink of victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Tim Ruetzel.

Tulane took two wins after the Longhorns clinched. Spizzirri had the other Longhorns’ win.

The Longhorns next take on Tulsa and Rice on Sunday. The match with Tulsa starts at 11 a.m. at the Texas Tennis Center.

 

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