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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

Cedric Golden

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

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Texas men’s tennis tops Tulsa on the road

The Texas men’s tennis team won the doubles point and collected five singles wins to defeat Tulsa 6-1 on the road Friday. The win moves the No. 6 Longhorns to 8-0 in dual-match play this season. Christian Sigsgaard clinched the victory for Texas with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis defeats No. 6 North Carolina

The No. 8 Texas men’s tennis team earned the doubles point and won four singles matches to defeat No. 6 North Carolina at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center Saturday. Chih Chi Huang clinched the win for the Longhorns, defeating Blayne Boyden 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5). The teams played out the … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis wins tough road match against Ohio State

The Texas women’s tennis team passed a tough road test, defeating No. 16 Ohio State 4-3 in Columbus Friday night. Bianca Turati sealed the team win with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 singles victory over Shiori Fukuda. The No. 6 Longhorns took the doubles point early, but had to win two … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis team wins twice to remain undefeated

The Texas men’s tennis team took two dual-match wins Wednesday, defeating UT-San Antonio and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Texas Tennis Center. The Longhorns opened the day with a 6-1 win over UTSA and followed with a 4-0 sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Texas won all three doubles contests against … Read More

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Texas women’s tennis team opens with sweep at ITA Kickoff Weekend

The Texas women’s tennis team made it a clean sweep to open the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center Saturday. Texas took the doubles point and won three singles matches to defeat Middle Tennessee State 4-0 to start the dual-match season. Anna Turati and Bianca Turati won 6-1 … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis sweeps Miami at ITA Kickoff Weekend

The Texas men’s tennis team swept Miami 4-0 Saturday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center. The win advances the Longhorns to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Chicago, beginning Feb. 15. Texas won the doubles point after splitting two matches with the Hurricanes. They followed with … Read More