Texas coach Michael Center challenged his players after they fell behind against Baylor. Maggie Bowles/ UT Athletics.

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Texas men’s tennis takes three wins at ITA All-American Championships

Posted October 5th, 2017

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Harrison Scott and two doubles teams advanced at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Thursday.

Scott defeated Guy Iradukunda of Florida State in three sets in the first round of the main draw. Scott won 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3. He won the first set before Iradukunda countered with a tiebreak win. Scott finished off the match by doubling up the Seminole.

“That guy (Iradukunda) is a heck of a player, but Harrison settled down and played a great third set,” UT head coach Michael Center said. “Harrison cut out some of the errors from the second set, and I know he was pleased with the result.”

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The No. 22 player will face Jordi Arconada of Texas A&M in the second round on Friday.

Scott also teamed up with Yuya Ito in doubles action. The duo upset 11th-ranked Fabian Gallert and Grey Hamilton of Mississippi 6-4, 6-4.

Rodrigo Banzer and Leonardo Telles gave Texas a third win on the day with their doubles victory over the team from Columbia. The Texas representatives topped Victor Pham and Jackie Tang 7-6, 6-7 (1), 1-0 (10-8).

“It’s not easy to win doubles matches here,” Center said. “As long as we compete and communicate out there, our doubles will continue to improve.”

Ito competed in the main singles draw but fell to No. 19 Thomas Laurent of Oregon, 6-4, 6-4.

The ITA All-American Championships in Oklahoma is the first of three major championships in college tennis.

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