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Sunday Recap: Texas Men & Women Score Top 10 Wins; Florida Takes Big One Over Texas A&M; Plus Other Sunday Results

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Sunday was a big day for the University of Texas with the men's team edging #6 Baylor 4-3 at home in front of a national television audience on the Longhorn Network while the women's team went on the road to Stillwater and defeated #9 Oklahoma State 5-2.

The Texas men found themselves down 1-0 after dropping the doubles point at 1 and 2 but straight set wins in singles from Christian Sigsgaard, Yuya Ito, and Rodrigo Banzer put them in front 3-2. UT senior Colin Markes clinched the win at No. 5 with a 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Sven Lah while BU's Will Little closed out the night at No. 4 with a win over Harrison Scott to make the final 4-3.

The Texas women were able to get the early momentum at Oklahoma State after winning the doubles decider at No. 2 in a tiebreak 8-6. In singles, Texas took four of six opening sets but the first two to finish were at No. 4 and No. 5 with Oklahoma State's Marina Guinart and Sofia Blanco winning 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-3. UT's Katie Poluta tied it up at 2-2 with a straight set win at No. 6 and Bianca Turati made it 3-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1. Petra Granic put the Horns over the top with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2) at No. 3 while Anna Turati followed suit with a 6-4, 7-6 win at No. 2.

"This was huge match for us," Texas interim head coach Bruce Berque said. "With Baylor, we know their ranking of being No. 6 in the country, but we also know they're one of the more competitive teams in the country. With us having lost the doubles point and to come back out and have such strong performances on so many courts (in singles) was impressive. It was a great performance by our guys and a testament to the senior leadership we have on this team."

Baylor head coach Brian Boland on the loss…
"Congratulations to Texas as they played a great match. We struggled to take advantage of some opportunities today, but we will get better. It will be great to be back at home next weekend starting with Oklahoma on Friday, followed by Oklahoma State on Sunday."

#4 Texas 4, #6 Baylor 3
3/31/2019 at Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #6 Christian Sigsgaard (UT) def. #45 Matias Soto (BU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #9 Yuya Ito (UT) def. #40 Johannes Schretter (BU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Adrian Boitan (BU) def. #104 Leonardo Telles (UT) 6-2, 6-2
4. #82 Will Little (BU) def. #59 Harrison Scott (UT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
5. Colin Markes (UT) def. Sven Lah (BU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
6. Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 6-4, 6-0
Doubles Competition
1. #1 Jimmy Bendeck/Sven Lah (BU) def. #7 Harrison Scott/Christian Sigsgaard (UT) 6-2
2. Will Little/Matias Soto (BU) def. Colin Markes/Leonardo Telles (UT) 6-2
3. Yuya Ito/Chih Chi Huang (UT) vs. Constantin Frantzen/Johannes Schretter (BU) 5-4, unfinished
Match Notes:
Baylor 18-3, 1-1 Big 12; National ranking #6
Texas 19-2, 2-0 Big 12; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,2,6,1,5,4)

 

"Credit to them," said Oklahoma State coach Chris Young. "They made a lot of hustle plays and won a lot of the deuce points. It really came down to the big points. They won the majority of them in crucial situations. The big key was doubles. We let the doubles point slip away, and we were playing from behind."

"We were out here for about four hours," Young said. "It was a great college match. I thought both teams competed extremely hard. We fought to the very end and fought off several overall match points."

#6 Texas 5, #9 Oklahoma State 2
Mar 31, 2019 at Stillwater, Okla. (Greenwood Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #42 Bianca Turati (UT) def. #27 Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
2. #75 Anna Turati (UT) def. Lisa Marie Rioux (OSU) 6-4, 7-6 (6-4)
3. #52 Petra Granic (UT) def. #117 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (OSU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2)
4. #102 Marina Guinart (OSU) def. Fernanda Labrana (UT) 6-2, 6-0
5. Sofia Blanco (OSU) def. Bojana Markovic (UT) 6-3, 6-3
6. Katie Poluta (UT) def. Tamara Arnold (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. #21 Sofia Blanco/Catherine Gulihur (OSU) def. Petra Granic/Tijana Spasojevic (UT) 6-2
2. Anna Turati/Bianca Turati (UT) def. #68 Marina Guinart/Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) 7-6 (8-6)
3. Fernanda Labrana/Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Tamara Arnold/Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (OSU) 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas 11-3; National ranking #6
Oklahoma State 14-6; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,5,6,1,3,2)

 

Florida all but locked up the regular season SEC Championship with a 5-2 win at home over #7 Texas A&M. The Gators dropped the doubles point but came back strong in singles and took all six opening sets. Oliver Crawford, Sam Riffice, and Duarte Vale won in straight sets to make it 3-1 but Texas A&M narrowed the gap with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win by Valentin Vacherot at No. 3.  Texas A&M forced third sets on the other two courts but Florida would pull them both out with Lukas Greif clinching at No. 5 with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3) win while Johannes Ingildsen came back from 3-1 down in the third set to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 4. 

UF Freshman Lukas Greif
"Every single guy was fired up because they beat us three times last year and they were undefeated this year in the SEC, so we knew it was a huge match and we just wanted to give our best effort and go out swinging today. We did that and I'm proud of our team."

"It feels unbelievable being a freshman and being able to clinch that match. I can't thank the guys that cheered me on enough because I couldn't have done that without them. It's just me out there but it's all them supporting me and it's incredible."

"I thought it was a very good college tennis match and give a lot of credit to Florida for coming back after the doubles," Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. "Today was the first time in a long time that we got blanked in the first set of singles, but thought our guys responded very well. At one point in the third sets on a couple of courts it looked like we were going to slip away with the win, but give Florida credit as they outplayed us in the end. The two tiebreakers were pivotal and they took both of those. We love our team and their fight, we will live on to fight another day."

#2 Florida 5, #7 Texas A&M 2
3/31/19 at Gainesville, Fla. (Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #15 Oliver Crawford (UF) def. #77 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) 6-2, 6-4
2. #51 Sam Riffice (UF) def. #62 Hady Habib (TAMU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
3. #32 Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) def. #29 Andres Andrade (UF) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. #97 Johannes Ingildsen (UF) def. #76 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Lukas Greif (UF) def. Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Duarte Vale (UF) def. Austin Abbrat (TAMU) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #23 Barnaby Smith/Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) def. Duarte Vale/McClain Kessler (UF) 6-3
2. Hady Habib/Kevin Lam (TAMU) def. Oliver Crawford/Sam Riffice (UF) 6-4
3. Johannes Ingildsen/Alfredo Perez (UF) vs. Austin Abbrat/Guido Marson (TAMU) 6-5, unfinished
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 17-4, 7-1; National ranking #7
University of Florida 17-2, 9-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,2,1,3,5,4)

 
Other Notable Women's Results:
 
  • #1 Georgia won at #49 Auburn 4-0
  • #2 North Carolina won at Pitt 7-0
  • #3 Duke won at #42 Notre Dame 4-3
  • #4 South Carolina won at #23 LSU 4-0
  • #10 NC State won at #28 Syracuse 5-2
  • #31 Florida won at #12 Texas A&M 4-2
  • #13 Washington def. #50 Arizona State 4-1
  • #29 Miami FL def. #14 Wake Forest 6-1
  • #17 Kansas def. TCU 6-1
  • #18 Alabama won at #39 Alabama 4-1
  • #20 Florida State def. Clemson 5-2
  • #26 Michigan def. #19 Ohio State 4-1
  • #21 UCF won at FIU 5-2
  • #25 Texas Tech won at #48 Kansas State 4-3
  • #27 Virginia def. #33 Georgia Tech 7-0
  • #30 Oklahoma def. Baylor 7-0
  • #35 Washington State def. Arizona 6-1
  • Purdue won at Nebraska 4-3
  • Michigan State def. Penn State 4-2
  • Boston College won at Louisville 4-2
  • Arkansas won at Mississippi State 4-3
  • Ole Miss def. Missouri 4-0

 

Other Notable Men's Results

  • #1 Ohio State def. #35 Minnesota 7-0
  • #3 Wake Forest won at Clemson 7-0
  • #9 TCU def. #29 Texas Tech 5-2
  • #11 North Carolina def. #26 Florida State 6-1
  • #14 Illinois def. #41 Iowa 5-1
  • #15 Tennessee def. #20 Alabama 4-1
  • Virginia Tech def. #16 Notre Dame 5-2
  • #21 Michigan won at Indiana 5-2
  • #28 Georgia def. Auburn 4-1
  • Utah won at #31 Oregon 4-2
  • #33 UCF def. Florida Atlantic 7-0
  • #37 Penn State def. Wisconsin 6-1
  • #43 Tulane def. SMU 5-2
  • #44 Harvard def. Boston College 6-1
  • Duke won at Louisville 4-1
  • Northwestern def. Nebraska 5-2
  • Brown won at Yale 4-2
  • Old Dominion def. VCU 4-1
  • UCSB won at Denver 4-1
 
To see other results visit the ITA's result portal
*All quotes are from the respective school's recaps
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