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

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men’s tennis rallies to advance at NCAA Championships

Posted May 13th, 2017

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Tulane earned the doubles point, but Texas rallied for four singles wins to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships with a 4-3 victory Saturday at the Caswell Tennis Center.

Rodrigo Banzer was down a set before he won a tiebreaker and went on to take a three-set victory over Chi-Shan Jao, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.

“I knew that was going to be a really challenging match coming into it,” head coach Michael Center said. “We saved five match points in that match. I was really confident [Banzer] could come through and he did.”

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After losing the doubles point, Texas tied the match with a victory by Yuya Ito at third singles. He topped Sebastian Rey 6-4, 6-2.

Christian Sigsgaard dropped his singles match with Constantin Schmitz 6-4, 6-3 to make it 2-1 in favor of Tulane.

George Goldhoff then fell in three sets to Luis Erlenbusch to put Tulane one win away from taking the match.

That’s when the Longhorns reeled off three straight wins.

Harrison Scott got the comeback started with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 victory over Ewan Moore.

Leo Telles tied the match with a tiebreaker win over Tyler Schick 7-5, 1-6, 7-6.

Texas will head to Athens, Ga., to begin the round of 16 at 8 a.m. Thursday.

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