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

Tennis

Yuya Ito takes upset win at World University Games

Posted August 23rd, 2017

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  • Yuya Ito advances to round of 16 with upset win over No. 4 seed
  • Ito, representing Japan, wins in three sets
  • UT senior Dani Wagland of Australia falls to top seed

It took three sets, but Yuya Ito advanced to the round of 16 at the World University Games with a three-set, upset win on Wednesday. The UT sophomore is representing Japan at the competition in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Ito defeated Hong Chung 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 in a tight match with the fourth-seeded player out of Korea.

Chung ranks 511th in ATP world singles while Ito sits at 1,870th. Ito won despite being the 30th seed.

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The Texas sophomore will take on Logan Staggs of the United States on Friday in the round of 16.

On the women’s side, Texas senior Dani Wagland fell to top-seeded Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei, 6-0, 6-0.

The senior for UT represents Australia and won 6-0, 6-0 over Josefina Surraco of Argentina on Tuesday.

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