Texas men's tennis player Yuya Ito. (Photo courtesy of Texas Athletics)

Tennis

Longhorns tennis players advance at World University Games

Posted August 22nd, 2017

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  • Dani Wagland and Yuya Ito advance to round of 32
  • Both Longhorns win in straight sets
  • Wagland and Ito to take on high-seeded opponents Wednesday

A pair of Longhorns tennis players advanced at the World University Games in Taipei City, Taiwan Tuesday.

Dani Wagland, a senior on the women’s team, and sophomore Yuya Ito of the men’s team advanced to the third round with wins in the round of 64.

Wagland, representing Australia, won easily 6-0, 6-0 over Josefina Surraco of Argentina. As a result, the Texas senior will take on Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei in the round of 32 Wednesday.

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Japan’s Ito won in straight sets as well, topping Daniel Valent of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4. Ito will play Hong Chung of Korea Wednesday.

Ito, seeded 30th, faces the fourth-seeded player while Wagland will take on the top-seeded player.

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