Texas men’s tennis team rallies to beat No. 5 Wake Forest; women’s team tops Princeton 4-2

Posted February 27th, 2016


The Texas men’s tennis team rallied to win three singles matches in third-set tiebreakers and upset fifth-ranked Wake Forest 4-3 Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Down 3-1 to the Demon Deacons, Longhorns George Goldhoff, Adrian Ortiz and Rodrigo Banzer won at the first, third and fourth singles positions to get the team win.

“It was an amazing effort to win this match,” Texas coach Michael Center said. “Wake Forest is a legitimate national title-contending team. To come out here and beat them on its home courts and win three matches 7-6 in the third (sets) … it just takes a lot of resiliency and competitiveness to do that.”


Goldhoff topped 34th-ranked Petros Chrysochos 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (5) at first singles, and Ortiz cut the lead to 3-2 with a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win against Romain Bogaerts. Banzer lost the first set to Jon Ho 7-6, then won 7-5 and 7-6 (4) to clinch the victory.


Women’s tennis: Texas won the doubles point and closed with three singles wins to beat Princeton 4-2 Saturday at the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

After losing the doubles point, Princeton won at the fourth and sixth singles positions to take the lead.

UT’s Neda Koprcina defeated Princeton’s Katrine Steffensen 7-6, 6-1 at second singles, and Dani Wagland won in straight sets against Nicole Kalhorn 6-4, 7-5. Katie Poluta sealed the win with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Emily Hahn at fifth singles.

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