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

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Texas men’s tennis team sweeps Pennsylvania

Posted March 6th, 2018

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The Texas men’s tennis team had little trouble defeating Pennsylvania 7-0 at the Texas Tennis Center on Tuesday.

The No. 10 Longhorns won the doubles point before rattling off six singles victories.

Christian Sigsgaard clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Josh Pompan.

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Texas dropped just one set on the day in the dominating victory.

Colin Markes and Sigsgaard started things off with a 6-0 win over Pompan and Aleks Huryn.

Yuya Ito and Harrison Scott sealed the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Noah Makarome and Gabriel Rapoport.

Leonardo Telles took a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Makarome for the Longhorns’ first singles win. That made the match 2-0 for Texas.

Rodrigo Banzer topped Rapoport 6-1, 6-2 to pull the Longhorns within a win of sealing the match.

After Sigsgaard clinched the match, the Longhorns took three more wins.

Ito won 6-3, 6-3 over Kyle Mautner before Adrian Ortiz topped Huryn 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5).

Scott took the final victory of the day with his 6-4, 7-6 (2) triumph over Dmitry Shatalin.

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