Texas women's tennis head coach Howard Joffe. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas women’s tennis team falls to No. 4 Georgia

Posted February 9th, 2018

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The Texas women’s tennis team managed just two singles wins Friday as it fell to No. 4 Georgia 4-2 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis.

Petra Granic and Bojana Markovic were the two victorious Longhorns. They also won the only doubles match for No. 11 Texas, defeating Annette Goulak and Kennedy Shaffer 6-4.

Georgia took two wins in doubles to earn the point, however.

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“The outcome was naturally disappointing for our ladies,” UT coach Howard Joffe said. “It’s equally clear that we have a young team and that it will take some time to get everyone going.”

Marta Perez-Mur fell to Mariana Gould to open the singles competition 6-4, 6-1.

Fernanda Labraña lost to Morgan Coppoc 6-3, 6-1 to give Georgia a 3-0 lead.

Granic, ranked 64th, gave Texas its first point with a 6-1, 6-2 win over No. 39 Marta Gonzalez.

Markovic pulled the Longhorns to within a point with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Elena Christofi.

Shaffer sealed the win for Georgia as she came back to defeat No. 41 Anna Turati 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Newly top-ranked Bianca Turati’s match was abandoned after the team result was clinched. She and No. 8 Katarina Jokic had split the first two sets.

Texas moves to the consolation bracket to face South Carolina at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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