Tennis Archives

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

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No. 1 Texas men’s tennis squad outlasts Oklahoma State

The No. 1 Texas men’s tennis team defeated Oklahoma State 4-3 to win at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title Friday night in Stillwater. Leonardo Telles defeated Mathieu Scaglia 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to clinch the victory for Texas. The Longhorns had built a 3-1 lead after Harrison … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis clinches at least share of Big 12 title, Joffe wins 200th

The No. 6 Texas women’s tennis team survived a tough test Friday, defeating Iowa State 4-3 in Urbandale, Iowa, to win at least a share of the regular-season Big 12 title. The victory was also the 200th in the coaching career of Howard Joffe, who is 200-87 overall as a … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis sweeps Baylor

The No. 6 Texas women’s tennis squad made it a clean sweep, defeating Baylor 7-0 in Waco on Wednesday afternoon. Bojana Markovic clinched the match for Texas (14-3, 7-0 Big 12), defeating Katelyn Parker 6-2, 6-1. Fernanda Labraña and Bojana Markovic won 6-0 before Anna Turati and Bianca Turati clinched … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis ranked No. 1 for first time in program history

The Texas men’s tennis team reached the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, released on Tuesday. The Longhorns have four individuals ranked in the singles list, with two doubles pairs also represented in doubles rankings. It’s the first time Texas has been ranked … Read More

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Former Texas tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty in admissions scandal

Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal and will admit to accepting $100,000 for helping the son of a California venture capitalist get into the university under false pretenses in 2015, according to the U.S. Read More

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Texas men’s tennis tops TCU in Top 10 matchup

After losing the doubles point, the No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team rallied to win six singles matches and defeat No. 10 TCU 6-1 in Fort Worth on Saturday. Christian Sigsgaard topped Alex Rybakov in three sets in the Top 10 matchup to clinch the win. Sigsgaard, ranked 7th, dropped … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis team tops TCU

The No. 7 Texas women’s tennis team came out on top in a back-and-forth contest against TCU, winning 4-3 at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday. Bojana Markovic made a strong comeback to clinch the match for Texas (11-3), winning 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. TCU (12-6) won the doubles point to … Read More

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Texas tennis players honored by Big 12 again

A pair of Longhorns once again claimed tennis player of the week honors, the Big 12 announced Tuesday. Bianca Turati claimed her spot as the Big 12 women’s player of the week for the second time in a row while Christian Sigsgaard earned a share of the Big 12’s player … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis opens Big 12 play with sweep

The No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team dropped just two sets on the way to a 7-0 sweep of Texas Tech at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday. The Longhorns (18-2) won the doubles point and took six singles wins to open Big 12 play. Chih Chi Huang defeated Franco … Read More