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No. 24 Cal blanks Texas men’s tennis 4-0

Posted February 6th, 2016

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The Texas men’s tennis team attempted a late rally in the singles matches but fell short 4-0 to 24th-ranked California on Saturday at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center.

UT’s George Goldhoff, Michael Riechmann and Julian Zlobinsky were locked in three-set singles matches when Cal’s Billy Griffith defeated Texas’ Adrian Ortiz 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to clinch the team victory.

“Once again it was kind of a similar match to what we’ve seen lately. We played really hard. We were in position (to win) on a lot of courts, but we’re just having a hard time finishing these matches.” said Texas coach Michael Center.

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The Golden Bears won two of three matches to take the doubles point, and Filip Bergevi put Cal up by two with his straight-set victory over Rodrigo Banzer at third singles.

UT’s Harrison Scott took the first set against third-ranked Andre Goransson 7-6 but then dropped the next two sets 6-2, 6-0.

Goldhoff and Riechmann were leading in the third set in their singles matchups and Zlobinsky was tied against J.T. Nishimura when Griffith sealed the win for the Bears.

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