Texas' Harrison Scott, seen in a previous match, teamed up with Christian Sigsgaard to beat the No. 1 doubles team in the country. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Texas men’s tennis falls in round of 16 at NCAAs

Posted May 18th, 2018

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Like the women’s team, the Texas men’s tennis squad couldn’t advance past the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships on Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

No. 6 Mississippi State won the doubles point and three singles matches to top No. 11 Texas 4-1.

“Mississippi State deserves a lot of credit,” UT coach Michael Center said. “They’ve got a very good team. They sustained their level better than we did today. It looked like we had opportunities. We just didn’t execute well enough all day long.”

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Rodrigo Banzer had the only win for Texas, beating Florian Broska 6-4, 6-1.

Trevor Foshey defeated Adrian Ortiz 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to seal the match.

The doubles point was closely contested with Mississippi State taking two of the three matches.

Broska and Foshey defeated Yuya Ito and Colin Markes 6-4 before the Longhorns tied the doubles competition. Leonardo Telles and Ortiz won 6-3 over Niclas Braun and Giovanni Oradini. The top-ranked duo of Nuno Borges and Strahinja Rakic topped Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard 6-4 to clinch the point.

Oradini made it 2-0 when he defeated Ito 6-2, 6-3 at second singles.

After Banzer’s win made it 2-1, Rakic beat Scott in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, to set up the victory.

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