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


Longhorns men’s tennis team falls to Ohio State

Posted February 3rd, 2018


The Longhorns men’s tennis team had a rough day facing the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, falling 4-0 in Columbus on Saturday.

Texas, ranked 13th, failed to record a win for the first time since they fell to Wake Forest in March of last season.

“Ohio State was too good for us today,” said head coach Michael Center. “Ohio State is very good, but we need to compete better moving forward. We have a lot of work to do.”


Martin Joyce clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Rodrigo Banzer.

The Buckeyes took the doubles point to start competition, sealed by Mikael Torpegaard and Joyce over Leonardo Telles and Banzer. The Ohio State duo won 6-4 after Matt Mendez and Hunter Tubert beat Yuya Ito and Harrison Scott 6-0.

Scott fell to No. 5 Torpegaard 6-1, 6-3 to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead.

J.J. Wolf won 6-1, 6-0 over Telles to pull the Buckeyes to within a win of clinching the match.

Ito and Christian Sigsgaard were leading their singles matches when play was abandoned due to the Buckeyes clinching the win.

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