Three Texas Longhorns tennis players advanced to the main draw semifinals at the Cajun Tennis Classic in Lafayette, La. on Friday.
Rodrigo Banzer, John Mee and Leonardo Telles ensured that at least one Longhorn will play in the final.
Banzer took two wins to get to the semis. He defeated Gabor Csonka of LSU 6-4, 7-6 before topping Ryo Matsumura of Kentucky in three sets. Banzer won 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to advance to the semis.
Mee won in straight sets over Artur Dubinski to start the day. He won 6-2, 6-1 before facing Jamie Fraser. The Texas junior finished off Fraser of Louisiana 6-4, 6-2.
Telles also needed three sets to advance to the semifinals. He started with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Elftherios Theodorou of Oklahoma St. He topped Artem Kapshuk of Texas Tech 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Colin Markes competed in flight two of the singles draw. He won 6-4, 6-4 over Vlad Kramarov of Louisiana. Markes advanced with a walkover in the second round.
In other men’s tennis action, Harrison Scott took a win before bowing out of the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, Calif.
Scott started with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jack Malloy of California. Scott then fell to No. 40 Johannes Schretter of Baylor 6-1, 6-2.
Scott also teamed up with Oklahoma’s Lily Miyazaki in mixed doubles at the event. The duo fell 7-5 in the quarterfinals.