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Texas men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque, others get new contracts through 2024

New Texas men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque, who led the Longhorns to the national title last season as an assistant, is set to receive a five-year guaranteed deal worth $215,000 annually. The UT System Board of Regents is set to approve new contracts for Berque and … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team adds assistant coach Brandon Wagner

The Texas men’s tennis team hired Brandon Wagner as an assistant coach, UT head coach Bruce Berque announced Friday. The defending national champions added an assistant who has experience on an NCAA championship team. “I am thrilled that Brandon will be joining our coaching staff at Texas,” Berque said. “Brandon’s … Read More

Texas to celebrate its tennis team’s national title with a traditional tower lighting

What’s better than one tower lighting? For the men’s tennis team at Texas, the answer is lighting the tower twice. The UT Tower will be lit on Monday night in celebration of Texas’ NCAA championship. The numeral “1” will appear in burnt orange lighting on all four sides of the … Read More

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Yuya Ito bows out in round of 16 at NCAA Championship

Yuya Ito’s run at the NCAA Championship ended in the round of 16 as he fell to Brandon Holt of Southern Cal in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday. The Texas junior made it to the round of 16 for the second time in his career, but Holt prevailed 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Read More

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Texas trio falls in singles at NCAA Championships

Anna Turati, Bianca Turati and Petra Granic each fell in the second round of the NCAA Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. Anna Turati had the longest match of the UT trio, falling in three sets. Elysia Bolton of UCLA won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. The … Read More

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Yuya Ito advances to round of 16 at NCAA Championships

Yuya Ito defeated Victor Pham of Columbia Tuesday to advance to the singles round of 16 at the NCAA Championships in Orlando, Fla. Ito won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a match with Brandon Holt of Southern Cal on Wednesday. The Texas junior also made it to the round … Read More

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Championship finish: Texas ends dramatic season by winning first NCAA men’s tennis title

The Texas men’s tennis team authored one of the most dramatic stories in college athletics this season. All the Longhorns needed was a spectacular finish. Sunday was a storybook finale, indeed. Texas lost the doubles points to Wake Forest but battled back to win four singles … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team reaches NCAA Championship final

The postseason run continues as the No. 2 Texas men’s tennis team defeated No. 3 Florida to reach the NCAA Championship final Saturday in Orlando, Fla. It’s the second time in program history that the Longhorns have reached the championship final. The last time was in 2008. Leonardo Telles sealed … Read More

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Longhorns men’s tennis team moves on to Final Four

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 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: From triumphs to tragedies, Texas’ Harrison Scott has overcome a lot on, off court

When Harrison Scott arrived on campus three years ago as a wide-eyed freshman from Canada, then-Texas assistant tennis coach Bruce Berque could hardly get a word out of him. “He would barely speak,” Berque recalled. “He was really, really quiet. He started not only speaking up, but I kid him … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team advances to NCAA quarterfinals with sweep of California

The Texas men’s tennis team made quick work of California, taking a 4-0 sweep in an NCAA super regional at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday. The Longhorns advance to the quarterfinals for the third time in six years. They’ll face either Mississippi State or TCU on Thursday. After winning … Read More

No. 2-ranked Texas men sweep past Tennessee Tech in first round of NCAA tennis

Bruce Berque, interim head tennis coach of the Texas Longhorns, awoke Friday morning expecting a long stretch of uncertainty. Instead, everything went smoothly and quickly. The No. 2 ranked Longhorns played well enough to beat the afternoon rain, and Tennessee Tech, advancing through the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Read More

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Longhorns tennis players honored with Big 12 postseason awards

Longhorns tennis players on both the men’s and women’s teams were honored Wednesday as the Big 12 doled out postseason awards. Christian Sigsgaard was named Big 12 Co-Player of the Year while men’s interim head coach Bruce Berque earned the honor of Coach of the Year. For the women, Bianca … Read More

‘It was surreal’: Texas men’s tennis has smashed problems, kept winning after coach’s downfall

Logic suggests the Texas men’s tennis program should be decimated. But this program continues to smash every problem back across the net, pushing disaster back on its heels. The Penick-Allison Tennis Center was torn down in 2014. The Longhorns were sent packing to the barren, wind-swept … Read More

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Ex-UT tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty to role in admissions scandal

Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal for accepting $100,000 to help the son of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist get into the school in 2015. Center, appearing in a federal courtroom in Boston, pleaded guilty to … Read More

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Texas women sweep Texas Tech to reach Big 12 Tennis Championship final

The Longhorns made it 12 straight victories as they advanced to the final of the Big 12 Tennis Championship with a 4-0 win over Texas Tech on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Fernanda Labraña clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Olivia Peet. The Longhorns will face Oklahoma State … Read More

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Texas men advance to Big 12 Tennis Championship final

The Longhorns defeated Oklahoma 4-2 to advance to the final of the Big 12 Tennis Championship in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday. Colin Markes topped Mason Beiler 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the match for the Longhorns. No. 2 Texas is now set to face Baylor in the final Sunday at 1 … Read More

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Texas women advance at Big 12 Tennis Championships

The Texas women defeated Baylor 4-1 in a quarterfinal match to advance at the Big 12 Tennis Championships in Lawrence, Kan., on Friday. Petra Granic defeated Paula Baranano to clinch the 11th straight win for the Longhorns. Granic won 6-4, 7-5 to set up a semifinal match with Texas Tech … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis moves to No. 2 in latest rankings

The Texas men’s tennis team dropped one spot in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, released Tuesday. The Longhorns sit at No. 2 after winning twice over ranked teams since the last rankings were released. Ohio State is No. 1. Texas still has two players ranked in the top 5, the … Read More

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Ex-UT tennis coach Michael Center could get at least a year in prison in admissions scandal

Federal prosecutors will recommend that former University of Texas tennis coach Michael Center spend more than one year in prison for accepting $100,000 to help a student get into the university under false pretenses in 2015. The specifics of a plea negotiation approved by Center and his lawyer are outlined in a … Read More