Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center (University of Texas athletics)


Texas men’s tennis team dominates singles action in win over Columbia

Posted March 17th, 2017


The Texas men’s tennis team defeated No. 24 Columbia 4-1 on Friday at the Caswell Tennis Center to make it three match wins in a row.

Though Columbia took the doubles point, Texas reeled off four straight singles wins to take the match.

“We talked about it right after the (Ohio State) match. I told them to enjoy the win that night but the next day, it’s on to the next one,” said head coach Michael Center.


Texas upset No. 2 Ohio State on Wednesday after trailing 3-0 in the match. Rodrigo Banzer clinched that victory in a third-set tiebreaker over Kyle Seelig.

Banzer didn’t have much trouble this time around, defeating William Matheson 6-0, 6-2 to tie the match at 1-1.

Leonardo Telles had a straight-sets victory as well, topping Adam Ambrozy 6-1, 6-2.

George Goldhoff put the Longhorns within one win of the match victory when he defeated Alex Keyser 6-2, 6-2.

The match was clinched by Harrison Scott’s 6-4, 6-2 win over Victor Pham.

Christian Sigsgaard and Julian Zoblinsky fell to Christopher Grant and Michal Rolski 6-3 at third doubles. Shawn Hadavi and Jackie Tang clinched the doubles point against Colin Markes and Yuya Ito with a 7-6 (3) win.

“We’ve got to improve our doubles still. I’m still not satisfied with our doubles,” Center said.

Despite the issues at doubles, Texas has now won three straight matches against teams in the top-24, Cal (No. 6), Ohio State (No. 2) and Columbia (No. 24).

The Longhorns are back in action on Tuesday when they host UT-Arlington at 5:30 p.m. at Caswell Tennis Center.

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