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


Texas men take nine wins at Longhorn Invitational

Posted January 12th, 2018


Texas came away with nine victories on the first day of the Longhorn Invitational at the Weller Tennis Center on Friday.

The eighth-ranked Longhorns had five singles wins to go with four wins in doubles on the first day of the three-day event.

John Mee, ranked 52nd, and No. 98 Rodrigo Banzer each started the day with singles victories in straight sets. Mee defeated Maxwell Freeman of Vanderbilt 6-3, 7-5, and Banzer took a 6-4, 6-4 win over Carlo Donato of Virginia Tech.


Johnny Goodwin also took a straight-sets victory before Adrian Ortiz needed three sets to top Chase Bernstine of Virginia Tech. Goodwin topped Ryan Kros of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-3. Ortiz bested Bernstine 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Sophomore All-American Yuya Ito trailed by a set before defeating Panu Virtanen 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Banzer and Leo Telles teamed up in doubles to take an 8-6 win over the duo from Virginia Tech.

Ito and Harrison Scott defeated a Vanderbilt team 8-6.

Mee and Colin Markes beat a duo from Virginia Tech 8-3.

Christian Sigsgaard and Ortiz took the final doubles match 8-5 over No. 36 Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe of Vanderbilt.

Action continues at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday and concludes Sunday.

Complete results

Yuya Ito (UT) def. Panu Virtanen (Vanderbilt), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 (court 1)
No. 68 Mitch Harper (Virginia Tech) def. No. 37 Leonardo Telles (UT), 6-0, 6-3 (court 2)
No. 52 John Mee (UT) def. Maxwell Freeman (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 7-5  (court 3)
No. 98 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Carlo Donato (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-4 (court 4)
Tate Allwardt (Vanderbilt) def. Colin Markes (UT), 6-4, 6-3 (court 5)
Johnny Goodwin (UT) def. Ryan Kros (Virginia Tech), 6-2, 6-3 (court 6)
Abraham Asaba (VT) def. Adam Sraberg (VU), 6-3, 6-4 (court 6)
Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Chase Bernstine (VT), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 (court 2)
George Cartledge (VT) def. Vikram Chari (VU), 6-2, 6-4 (court 5)
No. 50 Daniel Valent (VU) def. No. 27 Harrison Scott (UT) (court 1), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
Billy Rowe (VU) def. Jason Kros (VT), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Lachlan McPhee (VT) def. Johnny Goodwin (UT), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Alex Ross (VU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT), 7-6, 6-4
Baker Newman (VU) def. Alexandre Ribeiro (VT), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
George Harwell (VU) def. Henrick Korsgaard (VT), 6-3, 6-1

No. 5 Rodrigo Banzer/Leonardo Telles (UT) def. Mitch Harper/Alexandre Ribeiro (VT), 8-6
Panu Virtanen/Baker Newman (VU) def. Jason Kros/Ryan Kros (VT) (court 1), 8-3
No. 23 Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (UT) def. Daniel Valent/George Harwell (VU), 8-6 (court 4)
Maxwell Freeman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Carlo Donato/Henrik Korsgaard (VT), 8-3 (court 3)
John Mee/Colin Markes (UT) def. Chase Bernstine/Abraham Asaba (VT) (court 6), 8-3
George Cartledge/Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) def. Adam Sraberg/Alex Ross (VU), 8-3 (court 5)
Christian Sigsgaard/Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. No. 36 Lachlan McPhee/Billy Rowe (VU) (court 2), 8-5