AUSTIN, Texas – No. 8 Texas piled up 10 singles and doubles wins as day one came to a close Friday afternoon at the Longhorn Invitational.
Senior John Mee, ranked 52nd in the latest ITA singles rankings, kicked off the new year with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Vanderbilt’s Maxwell Freeman. Junior Rodrigo Banzer, ranked 98th in singles, followed suit and posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Virginia Tech’s Carlo Donato.
All-America sophomore Yuya Ito rallied from set down to post a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Vanderbilt’s Panu Virtanen.
In doubles, Texas’ fifth-ranked tandem of Banzer and his classmate Leonardo Telles held off Virginia Tech’s Mitch Harper and Alexandre Ribeiro, 8-6. UT’s 23rd-ranked duo of Ito and junior Harrison Scott dealt Vanderbilt’s Daniel Valent and George Harwell an 8-6 defeat.
Sophomore Christian Sigsgaard teamed up with Ortiz to knock off Vanderbilt’s 36th-ranked tandem of Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe, 8-5, while junior Colin Markes and the aforementioned Mee defeated Virginia Tech’s Bernstine and Abraham Asaba, 8-3.
Day two of the Longhorn Invitational gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. at Weller Tennis Center.
Yuya Ito (UT) def. Panu Virtanen (Vanderbilt), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 (court 1)
No. 68 Mitch Harper (Virginia Tech) def. No. 37 Leonardo Telles (UT), 6-0, 6-3 (court 2)
No. 52 John Mee (UT) def. Maxwell Freeman (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 7-5 (court 3)
No. 98 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Carlo Donato (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-4 (court 4)
Tate Allwardt (Vanderbilt) def. Colin Markes (UT), 6-4, 6-3 (court 5)
Johnny Goodwin (UT) def. Ryan Kros (Virginia Tech), 6-2, 6-3 (court 6)
Abraham Asaba (VT) def. Adam Sraberg (VU), 6-3, 6-4 (court 6)
Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Chase Bernstine (VT), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 (court 2)
George Cartledge (VT) def. Vikram Chari (VU), 6-2, 6-4 (court 5)
No. 50 Daniel Valent (VU) def. No. 27 Harrison Scott (UT) (court 1), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
Billy Rowe (VU) def. Jason Kros (VT), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Lachlan McPhee (VT) def. Johnny Goodwin (UT), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Alex Ross (VU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT), 7-6, 6-4
Baker Newman (VU) def. Alexandre Ribeiro (VT), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
George Harwell (VU) def. Henrick Korsgaard (VT), 6-3, 6-1
Panu Virtanen/Baker Newman (VU) def. Jason Kros/Ryan Kros (VT) (court 1), 8-3
Maxwell Freeman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Carlo Donato/Henrik Korsgaard (VT), 8-3 (court 3)
George Cartledge/Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) def. Adam Sraberg/Alex Ross (VU), 8-3 (court 5)
Source: Daily Texas Online
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