The Longhorns in action at the Texas Tennis Center in this file photo. [RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men’s tennis cruises to win over Utah State

Posted February 9th, 2018

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Rain keeps adjusting the Texas men’s tennis schedule, but the Longhorns were able to win 6-1 over Utah State Friday.

The match began at the Texas Tennis Center but ended indoors at the Weller Tennis Center.

Texas sealed the doubles point and rattled off five singles wins to take the match.

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“We really got pushed tonight,” head coach Michael Center said. “But I like the way we responded at the end and pushed through.”

Colin Markes and Yuya Ito defeated Sergiu Bucur and Felipe Acosta 6-3. The No. 4 duo of Rodrigo Banzer and Leo Telles topped Jaime Barajas and Jose Carvajal 6-2 to clinch the point.

After Ito defeated Samuel Serrano 6-1, 6-0, Utah State took its only win at sixth singles. Felipe Acosta upset John Mee 6-4, 6-0 to make it 2-1 in favor of Texas.

It was all Texas after that. Christian Sigsgaard beat Carvajal 6-2, 7-5 before Telles won 6-1, 7-6 (7) over Bucur to clinch the match.

Harrison Scott won 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6) before Banzer took a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win.

The Texas men’s tennis team next hosts Arkansas on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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