Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center (University of Texas athletics)

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Longhorns advance to finals of Cajun Tennis Classic

Posted September 23rd, 2017

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Three Longhorns advanced to the finals of the John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic with wins on Saturday.

John Mee defeated teammate Rodrigo Banzer 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the main singles final.

Leonardo Telles also came out victorious as he defeated Andrei Andrukhou of Georgia St. 6-4, 6-4.

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“This was a pretty good day for us,” said UT head coach Michael Center. “Everyone is playing hard and playing well, and we’ve only lost one match to another school. I’m proud of the effort I’ve seen here, and I’m excited to watch these guys play for titles tomorrow.”

Colin Markes qualified for the flight two final with a win over Jurence Mendoza of Oklahoma St., 6-4, 6-1.

In doubles, Banzer and Telles took two victories on the day to qualify for the main doubles final. They topped a duo from Texas Tech 6-2 in the quarterfinals before a 6-2 win over a pair from Oklahoma St.

Mee and Markes joined up to qualify for the consolation finals after taking two victories. They defeated the team from Kentucky 6-3 in the quarterfinal before taking the semifinal 7-6 over South Florida.

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