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Longhorns women’s tennis team tops Sooners

The Longhorns women’s tennis team rallied to win the doubles point and ended up topping Oklahoma 6-1 in Norman on Friday. After falling down a match in doubles competition, the Longhorns rallied to win two straight contests. Anna Turati and Bianca Turati won 6-2 before Tijana Spasojevic and Petra Granic … Read More

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Longhorns tennis players sweep Big 12 player of the week awards

A pair of Longhorns tennis players earned Big 12 honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Yuya Ito earned the honor of Big 12 men’s tennis player of the week while Bianca Turati accomplished the same feat for the women. It’s the second week in a row that Ito has earned the … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis keeps rolling with sixth straight win

The Texas men’s tennis team just keeps rolling, defeating No. 12 Columbia 6-1 Friday night at the Texas Tennis Center to earn its sixth straight win. The No. 3 Longhorns weathered a tumultuous week to extend their winning streak and defeat No. 1 Ohio State last Thursday. On Friday, they … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis beats Kansas State at home

No. 18 Texas women’s tennis team won the doubles point and added five singles victories to defeat Kansas State 6-1 in a dual match at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday. Bojana Markovic clinched the win with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Anna Turco. The Longhorns won two of … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team moves up to No. 3 in Oracle/ITA rankings

The Texas men’s tennis team moved up to No. 3 in the Oracle/ITA rankings, released Tuesday, after a big week in which they defeated top-ranked Ohio State. Texas also has two singles players and a doubles team ranked in the top 10. It’s the only team to do that in … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis team tops Illinois

The No. 18 Texas women’s tennis team defeated Illinois 6-1 at the Texas Tennis Center for its seventh win of the season. The Longhorns improved to 7-3 after winning every singles match of the contest. Illinois won the doubles point, but that advantage didn’t last long. Petra Granic tied the … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis team falls to Pepperdine

The No. 8 Texas women’s tennis team had a rough outing against No. 20 Pepperdine, falling 5-2 in a dual match at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday. The loss is the women’s first at the Texas Tennis Center in the two years of playing there. They’re 16-1 at the … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis upsets No. 1 Ohio State

Leonardo Telles defeated Martin Joyce in three sets to lift the No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team to a 4-1 upset victory over No. 1 Ohio State at the Texas Tennis Center on Thursday. Telles rallied from down a set to win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, over No. 69 Joyce, setting … Read More

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WATCH: Fired tennis coach’s lawyer says accusation in admissions scandal ‘has been devastating’

Dan Cogdell, the attorney for former Texas tennis coach Michael Center, appeared on the Today Show on Thursday to speak out amid accusations that his client took part in a college admissions scheme. Center, who is accused of accepting a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a … Read More

Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in college admissions scandal fallout

After placing Longhorns tennis coach Michael Center on administrative leave following his arrest Tuesday, the University of Texas announced Wednesday it had terminated the veteran coach’s employment partway through his 19th season with the program. Federal authorities have accused Center of accepting $100,000 in 2015 to help a California student … Read More

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Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in wake of college admissions scandal

One day after putting men’s tennis coach Michael Center on paid administrative leave, Texas officials announced Wednesday he had been fired in the wake of a college admissions scandal. Center was arrested around 6 a.m. Tuesday at his Austin home as FBI investigators revealed that 50 … Read More

‘I wouldn’t be concerned about losing focus in the next few days’: Texas reacts to coach’s indictment

Tuesday was already going to be busy enough for the Texas men’s tennis team. The Longhorns had a match scheduled against Rice, a precursor to Thursday’s duel with No. 1 Ohio State.  Senior Harrison Scott also had a birthday to celebrate. In reality, though, the buzz around the Texas Tennis … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: From football and basketball to … tennis and sailing? College corruption is everywhere

Don’t you miss the good old days when boosters were the ones delivering bags of money to recruits to get them to sign with their schools? Well, the tide has definitely changed. Rich people are using their influence to buy their children into college, as if their heirs didn’t have … Read More

Texas tennis coach Michael Center among coaches charged in sweeping college admissions scheme

University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center will plead not guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, his attorney said Tuesday, after federal prosecutors accused him of taking a bribe to help a student falsely disguised as a recruit get into UT in … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis tops Florida State

The No. 16 Texas women’s tennis team defeated No. 17 Florida State 4-1 in a dual match at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday. After losing the doubles point, the Longhorns (6-2) rallied to win four straight singles matches to take the win. Anna Turati clinched the match with a … Read More

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Christian Sigsgaard honored by Big 12 as he moves up ITA rankings

Christian Sigsgaard earned the honor of Big 12 tennis player of the week after beating No. 5 Jan Zielinski of Georgia in a Texas dual match victory. Sigsgaard also moved up to No. 4 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings which were released Tuesday. He was ranked eighth when … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team sweeps Incarnate Word

The Texas men’s tennis team faced a different opponent than expected Tuesday, but they came away with a sweep to improve to 12-1. The Longhorns defeated Incarnate Word 7-0 at the Texas Tennis Center after their original match with Tulane on the road was canceled. Texas didn’t drop a set … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis sweeps USC at ITA Indoor Championship

The Texas men’s tennis team rolled over Southern Cal on the way to advancing to the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championship in Chicago Saturday. The Longhorns won the doubles point before making it a 4-0 sweep of the Trojans. Texas next faces No. 2 Ohio State Sunday at … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team outlasts Illinois at ITA Indoor Championship

The Texas men’s tennis team took a hard-fought 4-3 win over Illinois at the ITA National Indoor Championship in Chicago Friday. Leonardo Telles clinched the win for the Longhorns in a match that had him trailing 5-3 in the final two sets. He defeated Zeke Clark 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis opens ITA Indoor Championships with sweep

The sixth-ranked Texas women’s tennis squad swept No. 12 Northwestern 4-0 to open the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. Friday. The victory sets up a match with No. 1 Stanford Saturday at 10:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Longhorns won three of the four singles victories in … Read More