Texas coach Michael Center challenged his players after they fell behind against Baylor. Maggie Bowles/ UT Athletics.


Markes advances to semifinals at Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

Posted September 17th, 2016


Texas’ Colin Markes advanced to semifinals of the men’s singles draw at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with a pair of straight set victories Saturday in Midland.

Markes defeated Denver’s Yannick James 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16 and topped Utah State’s Kai Wehnelt 6-4, 7-6 in the quarterfinals. Markes, a Westwood High graduate, will play Ollie Thestrup of Auburn in the semis on Sunday. UT’s Rodrigo Banzer fell in  the round of 16 to Tyler Junior College’s Ferran Calvo 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

The Longhorns were also competing at the Porsche Napa Valley Tennis Classic in Napa, California. Texas freshman Christian Sigsgaard defeated North Carolina’s Arturo Schmidt 6-1, 6-4 as Texas went 1-2 in singles play.


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