The No. 9 Texas men’s tennis team was topped by 15th-ranked Oklahoma 4-3 at the Big 12 Championships in Norman on Thursday.
Oklahoma won the doubles point with two doubles victories before taking three singles matches to seal the victory.
“From our perspective we beat them up here without (OU’s) Andrew Harris and this time we didn’t have Yuya Ito,” said head coach Michael Center. “For us to win at Nos. 1 and 2 singles the way we did today was a really good sign, really impressive.”
Christian Sigsgaard, Harrison Scott and Julian Zlobinsky each took singles wins for Texas but Alex Ghilea clinched the win for OU at third singles.
Zlobinsky made it 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 win before Scott gave Texas the lead with a 7-6 (1), 6-1 win.
Oklahoma took two wins in a row to tie the match before Ghilea defeated George Goldhoff 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2 to close out the match.
The Longhorns now await the May 2nd announcement of the 64-team tournament field for the NCAA Championships. They’re expected to host first and second-round matches.
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