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

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Texas women’s tennis team shuts out OU

Posted March 23rd, 2018

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The Texas women’s tennis team won the doubles point and took three singles wins to shut out Oklahoma 4-0 at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday.

After dropping the first doubles contest, the No. 8 Longhorns won two straight to earn the point. Katie Poluta and Anna Turati defeated Simran Kaur Sethi and Camila Romero 6-2. Petra Granic and Bojana Markovic sealed the point with a 6-4 win over Christiana Brigante and Jasmine Asghar.

Granic kept rolling with a 6-0, 6-0 singles win over Brigante to make it 2-0 for Texas.

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Markovic also found singles success, topping Kaur Sethi 6-0, 6-4 at fourth singles.

Turati sealed the Longhorns’ seventh match win in a row with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Asghar.

Top-ranked Bianca Turati led No. 28 Lily Miyazaki 6-4, 4-4 when the match was suspended. Marta Perez-Mur and Poluta were both leading when their singles contests were called as well.

Despite the win, Texas head coach Howard Joffe saw room for improvement.

“Obviously, it’s always a good day to win a conference match and always a good day if we’re able to beat Oklahoma, with the rivalry and all of that,” Joffe said. “But if I look at the match substantively, we definitely didn’t perform very well in the doubles. More than anything, you can’t always control how well you play but the attitude and sticking to the task leaves a little to be desired.”

The next task at hand will be a match against No. 12 Oklahoma St. on Sunday at the Texas Tennis Center at noon.

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