Texas freshman Christian Sigsgaard lunges to return a shot. He'll compete for UT in this weekend's opening rounds of the NCAA tournament, which Texas is hosting. (Photo courtesy of Texas Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Longhorns men’s tennis cruises in first round of NCAA Championships

Posted May 12th, 2017

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The No. 10 Longhorns men’s tennis team cruised to a 4-0 win over Presbyterian to open the NCAA Championships at the Caswell Tennis Center on Friday.

Rodrigo Banzer’s 6-2, 6-1 win over Jaime Lopez clinched the match for Texas at sixth singles.

“In singles, we were pretty sharp,” head coach Michael Center said. “We got three pretty quickly. The first one is down, so now we have to get ready for a pretty good Tulane team.”

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Texas will face No. 29 Tulane, which defeated Washington in a 3½-hour match Friday, at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Caswell Tennis Center.

Colin Markes and Harrison Scott opened the match with a 6-0 doubles win before George Goldhoff and Leonardo Telles clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 victory.

Scott kept the momentum going with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Brandon Mills to put Texas up 2-0.

Christian Sigsgaard put Texas within a win of sealing the match with his 6-0, 6-1 victory at first singles.

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