Yuya Ito, seen in action from 2019, finished his Texas career with 111 singles victories and ranked in the top 10 nationally his last two seasons. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT men's tennis

Texas men’s tennis team rolls in Miami Invitational

Longhorns top Wisconsin 5-1 in singles, Miami 4-0 in doubles.

Posted January 13th, 2019

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Story highlights
  • Texas has 18-5 record in singles and 11-1 in doubles in the three-day event.
  • 18th-ranked Yuya Ito leads the way with a straight-set victory.
  • Texas will face Ole Miss in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday.

The Texas men’s tennis team won five of six singles matches and all four doubles contests Sunday to wrap up a dominant performance in the Miami Invitational at Coral Gables, Fla.

The Longhorns rolled to an 18-5 record in singles and an 11-1 mark in doubles in the three-day event. Sunday’s opponents were Wisconsin in singles and Miami in doubles. No opponent tallied more victories than UT in any of the singles or doubles sections on any of the days. Texas was 5-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles against the Badgers, 7-3 and 4-0 against the Hurricanes, and 6-1 and 3-1 against Mississippi.

On Sunday, 18th-ranked Yuya Ito led the Horns with a straight-set victory over Osgar O’Hoisin 6-3, 6-0. Also winning in straight sets for UT were No. 103 Chih Chi Huang and Colin Markes. Huang beat Jared Pratt 6-1, 7-5, and Markes topped Jesper Freimuth 6-1, 6-0.

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Texas’ other singles winners were Rodrigo Banzer, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (4) over Robert Krill, and Johnny Goodwin, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (8) over Leonard Soha. UT’s Harrison Scott fell to Chase Colton 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7).

In doubles, the 33rd-ranked team of Scott and Christian Sigsgaard defeated A. Soriano Barrera and Kaya Gore 8-6, Leonardo Telles and Markes topped Dane Dunlap and Franco Aubone 8-5, Huang and Ito beat Bojan Jankulovski and Francisco Bastias 8-3, and Nevin Arimilli and Goodwin routed Pablo Aycart Joya and Tatsuki Shimamoto 8-1.

Next up for the Longhorns is a dual match against Ole Miss on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

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